Population Health and Community –Oriented Primary Care

  • Apply the principles of epidemiology and the appropriate biostatistical tests to compare health outcomes and risk factors across groups of people.

  • Assess how social determinants of health and biological risk factors can be modified to reduce health disparities and prevent and manage disease in individuals and populations.

  • Analyze and interpret population health and surveillance data to assess and improve the health status of populations.

  • Describe the importance of community engagement and advocacy activities to improve the health of vulnerable populations and underserved communities.

  • Recognize how social hierarchies and systems of power differentially impact health care access and delivery, definitions of health and disease, and disease status of individuals and populations.

  • Design and conduct research and present findings demonstrating knowledge of scientific methods and following ethical principles.

  • Describe how the major components of the U.S. healthcare system and health care policies affect access, quality, and cost of health care for different populations.

  • Recognize that both clinical care and population health approaches are needed for disease prevention, disease management, and health equity.