Why is population health such a strong focus for the future? What needs to happen for this to truly expand?

Being prepared for the future is critical in ensuring we, as health care professionals, can continue to have improved patient outcomes. The goal of this assignment is to look at what the infrastructure of health care will look like in the future and how that will affect health care professionals.

For this assignment, write a 1,000-1,250 word paper that focuses on the following:

  • Why is population health such a strong focus for the future? What needs to happen for this to truly expand? Why have we struggled with this in the past? What are some opportunities available today?
  • Patient activation takes patient education and responsibility to the next level. Patients are given the tools and then they apply them and become responsible for their ongoing care. Why is this critical as we look to the future of health care?
  • Create one goal that would help with the current shortage of health care professionals. Develop a vision to inform, inspire, and motivate individuals to choose a career within the allied health professions.

Provide a minimum of three references for this assignment.

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