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Institute for Population Health

The Institute for Population Health (IPH) is committed to improving equitable health outcomes for all people in the communities we serve. We do this through an innovative, collaborative and holistic approach that looks at all aspects of health, including mental, behavioral and physical health, medical care, and social and environmental influences.

Vision: To advance health justice for all, the IPH transforms community health and healthcare through education, research, service and advocacy.

Mission: Improve health and well-being by integrating population health activities across the University, health systems, and communities through effective, authentic partnerships that advance health equity and improve access to high-value care.

Institute for Population Health

Building Bridges for Healthier Communities

Creighton University hosted a public symposium on population health Oct. 23 and 24 to launch the new Institute for Population Health and discuss how, together, we can help create healthier communities and improve health equity.

Creighton’s Commitment to Population Health

What is population health?
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The Institute for Population Health is the embodiment of our social justice and mission work to serve humanity.
— Scott Shipman, MD, CyncHealth Endowed Chair for Population Health
The strategic tools of population health interventions

What is Population Health?

Population health has been defined as, “Health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group.” (Kindig and Stoddart)

It’s an approach to care that examines the intersecting factors that affect health.

Creighton’s Work in the Community

Population health management is a team endeavor, requiring the alignment of diverse perspectives and expertise to improve health equity and access to healthcare. Creighton is connected to the communities that surround us in a variety of ways across several disciplines. The Institute for Population Health sits at the intersection of these initiatives and more.
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Creighton in Phoenix

At Creighton's Phoenix campus, students and faculty promote population health via their involvement with a variety of initiatives, including those that increase access to healthcare for uninsured patients, provide housing for adults with autism and Down syndrome, provide personal care attendants for people with disabilities, and more.

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Find support or connect with us to form a new partnership. Together, we can make a difference in health equity.