Data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Public Health Systems show that hospital and employer contributions to population health activities vary widely across U.S. communities. As peripheral participants in the organizational networks that support population health activities, these stakeholders bring novel information and resources to multi-sector work. This fact may explain the tendency for population health improvement activities to be more effective when hospitals and employers are involved.

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A presentation at the Howard Bost Annual Health Policy Forum, at the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky in Lexington, KY.

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Supported by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation