Population Health & Health Equity

What Distinguishes Our Academic Medical Enterprise:

Location in our Nation’s Capital: The GW academic medical enterprise is strategically located in Washington, D.C., providing unparalleled opportunities to integrate leadership, policy, and advocacy into our education, research, and service activities.

woman walking with DC skyline and heart rate symbol

 


Goal 10: Build Initiatives

Identify and build clinical and research programs to improve population health and health equity for the communities served by the GW academic medical enterprise.

The GW academic medical enterprise will be a leader in population health sciences research and practice with a focus on improving access to healthcare services, eliminating disparities in health outcomes and achieving health equity.

Action 10.1

Establish the Cedar Hill Regional Medical Center Executive Steering Committee and catalogue existing population health sciences and health services research projects and initiatives.

Metric(s):

Establishment of committee.

Catalogue in development, preparation for data sharing.

Timeline: 2023-25
Status: IN PROGRESS
Action 10.2

Expand the footprint of our academic medical enterprise to include Cedar Hill Regional Medical Center (CHRMC) through the development of clinical education and research programs that will exist at CHRMC.

Metric(s):

Talent acquisition strategy for providers at Cedar Hill Regional Medical Center

Launch family medicine residency program

Interprofessional education and training programs for med students, PA students etc

Develop a Wellbeing Strategy specific to the CHRMC location

Expansion of selected programs

Timeline: 2023-26
Status: NOT YET STARTED
Action 10.3

Conduct community health needs assessment (CHNA) for communities served by the GW academic medical enterprise.

Metric(s):

In collaboration with community partners, identify and prioritize community health needs.

CHNA team created, CHNA published

Timeline: 2023-26
Status: NOT YET STARTED
Action 10.4

Establish priorities for clinical and research population health initiatives in alignment with Centers of Excellence for cancer, neuroscience, and cardiovascular health.

Metric(s): 3 clinical and/or research population health initiatives identified, 3 clinical and/or research population health initiatives developed and implemented
Timeline: November 2023-January 2025
Status: NOT YET STARTED

 

Goal 11: Train and Support the Health Workforce

Develop and implement innovative programs to education and train a health workforce to address population health and health equity.

We will become a destination for training, development and education of clinicians in the principles of population health sciences and health services research, population health practice and community engagement.  We will lead in population health practice in the national capital region, the nation, and globally.

Action 11.1

Support the professional development of the Clinical Public Health and Population Health Practice (CPHPHP) faculty to enhance the reputation of the program and promote educational goals.

Metric(s): Establish baseline requirements for CPHPHP faculty. Create individual faculty development plans. Monitor advancement of CPHPHP faculty over 3-year interval. Implement CPH collaborative, Establish Clinical Public Health Scholars Program.
Timeline: 2023-26
Status: NOT YET STARTED
Action 11.2

Build the GW Resiliency and Well-Being Center that will educate and train the workforce and provide the best evidence-based techniques to support well-being and promote whole person care.

Metric(s):

Annual well-being survey showing GW in top 25% for well-being scores by 2026

        Reduction of attrition rates in GW medical enterprise to national averages by 2026.

         Implementation of annual leadership surveys by AY 2023-2024 with follow-up.

         Increase capacity of Caring for Care Giver peers support program by 200% by 2026

Timeline: 2023-26
Status:

IN PROGRESS

  • R&WC successfully established and now in phase 3 of development plan.

 

Goal 12: Strategic Partnerships

Enhance existing and establish new partnerships with community-based organizations and leaders to improve population health and health equity.

Located in the nation’s capital, GW’s academic medical enterprise will integrate leadership, policy, and advocacy into our education, research, and service activities. Our strong commitment to advocacy and service is manifest through our bi-directional approach to community engagement and service learning.

Action 12.1

Survey faculty existing partners and community members to determine existing partnerships, community priorities and future opportunities for community engagement in research, clinical services and education/service learning.

Metric(s): Survey complete, catalogue created.
Timeline: 2023
Status: IN PROGRESS
Action 12.2

Identify community organizations to partner with the Centers of Excellence (CoE) to facilitate community engagement in program design and delivery.

Metric(s): A minimum of one new community partner identified for each CoE.
Timeline: November 2023-January 2025
Status: NOT YET STARTED