The Population Health Sciences Program (PHSP) engages clinicians, patients, and other stakeholders in developing innovative interprofessional models of care that improve health in communities served by UI Health.
The Population Health Sciences Program was developed in September, 2011, to catalyze and support enterprise-level leadership for care delivery science within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs.
The Population Health Sciences Program supports the mission of UI Health by providing strategic, technical, and operational support for developing, testing, and implementing population-specific programs designed to achieve health equity.
Population Health in Action
Dameka Edwards, a community health worker and patient navigator, tells the different ways she supports patients and their families as part of a Population Health Sciences Program study, CHICAGO Plan. The CHICAGO Plan tests ways of providing asthma education after a child has been to the emergency room for an asthma exacerbation.