Issue Briefs | Jan 12, 2017

Shared Measurement and Joint Accountability Across Health Care and Non-Health Care Sectors: State Opportunities to Address Population Health Goals

Dana Hargunani, MD, MPH

Health care leaders are well-positioned to use cross-sector approaches to drive improvements in population health in collaboration with state leaders.  Through the use of joint measurement and accountability tools, policymakers can help to improve health outcomes to an extent not possible through isolated, medical-centric efforts.  This issue brief, developed by Dana Hargunani, MD, MPH, outlines how state agencies can use shared measurement and joint accountability across sectors as tools for improving population health outcomes.   The issue brief describes five prerequisites for success, and includes a case study from Oregon on the state’s experiences forming cross-sector partnerships and using jointly employed measurement and accountability tools.