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Institute for Population Health Improvement

Institute for Population Health Improvement

About the Institute for Population Health Improvement

The Institute for Population Health Improvement envisions a world in which the many determinants of health are aligned to promote and sustain optimal health and functionality of both individuals and their larger communities.

The mission of the Institute for Population Health Improvement is to create, apply and disseminate knowledge about the many determinants of health in order to improve health and health security and to support activities which improve health equity and eliminate health disparities.

To accomplish its mission, the Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) will:

  • Provide leadership and nurture scholarship in the art and science of health improvement.
  • Develop and disseminate actionable intelligence that can be used to improve health and clinical effectiveness.
  • Create and communicate knowledge that will inform policy, improve health equity and eliminate health disparities.
  • Build health leadership capacity.
  • Increase health care provider competence in recognizing psychosocial and environmental causes of health conditions.

The Institute for Population Health Improvement will focus on populations large and small. These populations may be defined by governmental jurisdiction, geography, race, ethnicity, age, occupation, health condition or other characteristic. The Institute for Population Health Improvement will pay particular attention to the populations of inland northern California and California generally, which will be applied to the larger global community.

The Institute for Population Health Improvement will operate in a highly collaborative and virtual manner. As part of UC Davis Health System, the Institute for Population Health Improvement seeks to synergize the efforts of population health-related activities within UC Davis Health System and UC Davis communities. The Institute for Population Health Improvement will also partner with other academic institutions; local, state and federal government agencies; philanthropic and nonprofit organizations; the business sector; and community-based organizations, among others.