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Message from the Chair regarding Children's Population Health Initiative

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Ann Reed; Devdutta Sangvai

The evolving needs of our patients and their families, new models of care, and the shift to value-based payment are driving fundamental changes in how we care for children here at Duke. Population health is an essential lens through which we can crystallize new understandings of how we can most effectively achieve positive health outcomes among all children.

Duke Children’s and the Duke Population Health Management Office are partnering to launch the Children’s Population Health Initiative to draw together key entities and activities in a strategic fashion to more fully realize the potential of pediatric population health here at Duke. This initiative will seek to bridge accountable and coordinated care models with community-integrated health improvement efforts and will involve contributions from child-focused care teams and entities spanning across the enterprise and in our local community.

We have asked David Ming, MD and Richard Chung, MD to spearhead this effort as co-Directors of the Initiative as part of the Duke Children’s Operations Committee and the Population Health Management Office. In the coming months we will begin strategically building out our pediatric population health efforts in order to strengthen our position in the evolving healthcare landscape and equip us to better serve our patients and local community.

Ann M. Reed, MD
Samuel L. Katz Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Physician-in-Chief, Duke Children's

Devdutta Sangvai, MD, MBA
Associate Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health
Associate Professor in Pediatrics
Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Executive Director, Population Health Management Office