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Upcoming Webinar

Innovative Strategies to Influence Population Health

February 13, 2019  | 2:00–3:00 p.m. Eastern Time/11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Pacific Time 


Presented by: Steven Spalding, M.D., Vice President of Population Health, Akron Children’s Hospital

Important update regarding continuing education credits:  Each person who  wishes to receive a CE certificate for  participating in this Webinar must register individually rather than as part of a group, must log in to the Webinar using their name, and must remain logged into the Webinar for the entire duration of the one-hour program. 


Clinicians know all too well that there are limits to what they can do for their patients. As much as they would like to guarantee their patients’ welfare, there are factors they simply can’t control, including social determinants of health such as access to healthy food and clean water, housing, employment, and more. Research has found, in fact, that social determinants of health may account for up to 85% of patient wellbeing. What is less clear is how hospitals and health systems should approach them. A strong, innovative population health strategy can include unique ways to address social determinants. It requires a forward-thinking board and executive leadership with the willingness to take smart risks outside the normal playbook.


No delivery system can solve the problems of population health on its own—healthcare organizations need input from payers, the community, and the government. In this Webinar, Dr. Steven Spalding, Vice President of Population Health at Akron Children’s Hospital, shares some ways partnerships have worked to address population health for children in Akron, and discusses the role of children’s hospitals in population health as well as opportunities to improve value that can be applied beyond children’s hospitals to other organizations and populations. 


After viewing this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define population health in today’s healthcare landscape.
  • Identify children’s hospitals’ role in population health.
  • Explain how value-based payment can be used to advance pediatric population health.
  • Apply Akron Children’s population health model to your own situation.


This 60-minute program will include a live question/answer session.

Continuing Education Credits available:


Joint Accreditation
In support of improving patient care, The Governance Institute, a service of National Research Corporation, is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

The Governance Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
The Governance Institute, a service of National Research Corporation, is authorized to award 1 hour of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward initial advancement, or recertification, of FACHE. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education Credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants should log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.