This event is the first of a series of annual meetings aimed at connecting population health scientists from diverse disciplines. These conferences were developed with recognition that fostering a culture of health and improving population health in the United States will require innovative partnerships between researchers and stakeholders in different institutional settings from multiple disciplinary backgrounds. The field of population health science continues to grow, but until now there has been no shared professional space to cultivate innovative exchange among diverse researchers. Connecting researchers from disparate disciplines to better understand the multiple determinants of health and health disparities can generate new knowledge to advance population health.
This meeting will bring together a wide array of population health experts who will discuss several important issues in the field. This event will be held the day before the September 30th meeting of the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Population Health Improvement. Highlights include:
- Opportunities to bridge upstream and downstream determinants of health to improve population health and reduce health disparities
- The type of research agenda that is needed to improve population health from the perspective of researchers, funders and practitioners
- Innovative technologies for population health researchers and practitioners
- Whether and how legislation can and cannot lead to changes in health risk behaviors.
- And much more!
This meeting is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and organized by Penn State Population Research Institute, University of Kansas Institute for Policy and Social Research, IOM Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, and Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science. Visit the meeting webpage for more information.