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Reconnecting Public Health Conference Summary

summary from the May conference, “Reconnecting Public Health and Care Delivery to Improve the Health of Populations,” is now available. The conference was sponsored by ASPPH and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) with support from the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, and was co-chaired by John Finnegan, Jr. (Minnesota) and Frank Cerra (Minnesota). More than 70 thought leaders from across the country attended the conference, held at the National Press Club in Washington. The overarching thematic question guiding the conference was: how can public health help to shape the transformation of the care delivery system? During the conference there was vigorous and thoughtful discussion about how best to leverage the strengths of the public health and health care systems to build a healthier society for all. A path forward began to emerge, but will require significant commitment from many stakeholders. To build on the momentum of May’s meeting we have scheduled a second national conference aimed at learning how communities, health systems, and our members are promoting population health as part of health system transformation. The conference will be held June 9 and 10, 2015 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.  A program committee is being formed and additional details will be available early next year.