Population Health Essentials

October 10-12, 2022

Live | Virtual

Population Health Essentials offers a 3-day comprehensive overview of population health and outlines the fundamentals necessary to improve outcomes and reduce costs.

Population health provides the tools and understanding of how to practice population health management, including care coordination, patient engagement, transparency, and accountability for all outcomes. Clinicians and healthcare leaders need to be able to work with and across stakeholder groups to coordinate the continuum of care and align to economic incentives in order to deliver the best possible care at the right time and at the best price. 

Through case studies and real-life workforce applications, participants will review and analyze key areas of population health.

Program Format

This live online 3-day multimodal educational program will encompass live didactic sessions, daily readings, curated and ad-hoc discussions, and interactive live group exercises. Participants will be required to attend all live/online sessions. 

The Program Will Feature

  • Live online instructor led sessions featuring interactive discussions, case students and real-world workplace examples. 
  • Networking and learning opportunities with other participants and healthcare stakeholders facing similar challenges. 
  • Skills and knowledge to help focus your organization's population health strategy 
  • Online access to coursework and materies, during the program and up to 6 months after the program. 

During this Program You Will Learn To

  • Identify the key stakeholders in the US health care system and understand how and why their complex interrelationships influence population health outcomes.
  • Define and describe the population health paradigm and identify models and strategies for population health management and creating a culture of wellness
  • Examine the economic concept of risk and apply risk management theory to population health management.
  • Explain the fundamental role and necessity for data management and analytics for population health, in care delivery, care coordination, patient engagement and organizational decision making
  • Discuss the role of quality improvement in the context of population health management.
  • Describe ways in which a population health perspective affects healthcare priorities in the areas of transitions of care/care coordination, prevention, public health, and health policy.

Who Should Attend?

Clinicians, practitioners, administrators and executives from healthcare related industries, hospital systems, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, employers, insurers, and consultants. 

Topic Areas & Faculty


Population Health & Value Based Care

Mitchell A. Kaminski, MD, MBA (Course Director)
Associate Professor and Program Director, Population Health
Jefferson College of Population Health 

Health Care Quality & Safety

Mary Reich Cooper, MD, JD
Program Director
Healthcare Quality and Safety & Operational Excellence
Jefferson College of Population Health 

Data and Analytics 

Harm Scherpbier, MD
Lecturer,  Jefferson College of Population Health
Independent Health Consultant

Social Determinants of Health

Mary Jane Osmick, MD
Physician Consultant
Mary Jane Osmick MD Consulting LLC

Health Economics

David Sarcone, PhD
Associate Professor Emeritus of International Business and Management
Dickinson College

Management & Strategy

Shiva Chandrasekaran, MD, FACP  
Jefferson College of Population Health 


Day 1 10:00  am - 6:00 pm  Open Plenary Session
Population Health &
Value-Based Care
Data & Analytics  
Day 2  10:00 am - 6:00 pm  Healthcare Quality & Safety 
Social Determinants of Health 
Day 3  10:00 am - 5:30 pm  Health Economics
Population Health Management 

All times Eastern. 

Pricing Information

$2,500 individual
$2,250 individual group rate (3 or more from same organization) 
Pricing includes all course material and a copy of our Population Health text book. 

Jefferson employees receive a discount to attend. Contact jcph@jefferson.edu for information. 

In support of improving patient care, Thomas Jefferson University 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.