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Institute for Population Health Improvement

Institute for Population Health Improvement

Dr. Kenneth W. Kizer
Director of the Institution for Population Health Improvement

 

 

 
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Population health refers to the net health outcomes achieved in a defined group of individuals as a result of healthcare, public health interventions and the social and environmental determinants of health.


Population health management refers to purposeful actions taken to achieve one or more desired health outcomes in a defined group of persons by coordinating and integrating health care, public health activities and the social and environmental determinants of health.

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Kizer Awarded for Efforts to Improve Military Personnel Medical Care

Kenneth W. Kizer received the 2013 Major Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine for advancing medical processes and improving patient outcomes and quality of life. He accepted the award in Bethesda, Md., on October 24.

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine was established in 1990 by a group of scholars and medical professionals who desired to share their interest in Civil War medicine with the public. What began as a private collection of medical artifacts from the Civil War has grown into an organization that includes two satellite museums, the Pry House Field Hospital Museum and the Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office, as well as the Letterman Institute of professional development, and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine Press publishing center.
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Kizer gives Bigelow Lecture, serves as invited professor at the University of Toronto

Earlier this month, Kenneth W. Kizer, distinguished professor and director of the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement, was the William G. Bigelow Lecturer and invited professor for the Department of Surgery and Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.

The Bigelow Lecture is a longstanding endowed professorship named for world-renowned cardiac surgeon William G. Bigelow, who is perhaps best known for his role in developing the cardiac pacemaker and for the use of hypothermia in open heart surgery. Bigelow spent most of his career at the Toronto General Hospital and University of Toronto
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Kizer to join international health-care leadership group

Kenneth W. Kizer, distinguished professor and director of the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement, has joined an international advisory group that will review British Columbia’s response to the Strategy for Patient Oriented Research, a recently launched initiative by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). The external advisory group is convened by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, the funding body for health research in British Columbia, and the British Columbia Ministry of Health.

The CIHR is Canada’s federal funding agency for health research. It includes 13 Institutes, which together provide leadership and support to more than 14,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada. The Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research seeks to foster evidence-informed health care by bringing innovative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the point of care in order to ensure higher quality, greater accountability and easier access. It also aims to ensure that the right patient receives the right intervention at the right time.
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