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Population Health

There is a systemic shift happening, a rethinking of health care’s impact as it intersects with social factors. Health care contributes only 20 percent to the health of a population, while modifiable community and social factors are estimated to contribute 80 percent. The question is, in this context, what is the best path to accomplishing the Triple Aim of improving the patient experience of care, affordability, and the health of the population?

Emerging evidence suggests that addressing health-related social needs through clinical-community alignments can improve health outcomes, patient experience and reduce costs. Through various partnerships, projects and grant work, ICSI is engaged in efforts that support clinical-community collaboration. Read our Accountable Health Communities White Paper.

Going Beyond Clinical Walls

A series of communications and resources to help clinicians, clinical staff and administrators connect with community partners and resources for effective problem-solving in health care. Funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, it supports conversations that identify problems and opportunities, develop a shared vision for connections with community partners, and build practical next steps. Learn more.

Community Conversations

These conversations explored how to best engage citizens, community stakeholders and clinicians together around shared local issues and goals. Learn more.

Measuring Health in Minnesota

A number of ICSI member organizations have been exploring ways to identify global health measurements of value to providers, patients and communities, which is critical to creating sustainable local health systems and advancing Triple Aim goals. Learn more.


Explore the activities and resources that have informed our work in this area. Learn more.

Updated 03/02/16