Population Health Essentials

October 9-11, 2023

Virtual Program

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

Participants with clinical leadership responsibilities may consider enrolling in the 2-day Population Health Management & Strategy Boot Camp which completes a 5-day Population Health Academy series. Attending five days can be applied to additional graduation education in the Population Health program at JCPH. 

The Population Health Essentials course enhances the understanding of how to practice population health  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,  align to economic incentives, and 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.

Population Health Essentials Program Format

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

The Program Will Feature

  • 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 materials, 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 practice and payment models and strategies for population health management and creating a culture of wellness.
  • Examine the special microeconomic characteristics of the health care market.
  • Apply behavioral economic theory to the design of patient adherence strategies and provider incentive schemes which align with  special characteristics of the healthcare market. 
  • 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. 

If you have taken Population Health Essentials or graduated from the Population Health Academy in the past, consider enrolling in our Population Health Management & Strategy Bootcamp a companion program which follows Population Health Essentials. The Population Health Management & Strategy Bootcamp will  take place virtually, October 19 & 20, 2023.

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
Professor Emeritus of International Business Management
Dickinson College

Management & Strategy

Shiva Chandrasekaran, MD, FACP  


Day 1 10:00 am - 6:00 pm  Open Plenary Session
Population Health &
Healthcare Quality & Safey 
Day 2  10:00 am - 6:00 pm  Social Determinants of Health 
Data Analytics 
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

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