Population Health Planning Guide

Data, Resources, and Strategies for Washington State



This version of the Population Health Planning Guide (Guide) website was moved in its entirety from the Washington State Department of Health’s website. We wanted to make sure the Guide’s resources were available to Portal users as part of the Portal’s launch. In the coming months, we will revise and update the Guide to blend in with its new home on the Hub Resource Portal. We appreciate your patience.


The Population Health Planning Guide website is a collection of information, tools and resources to promote population health initiatives in Washington State. The resources on this website can help you:

  • Learn more about population health.
  • Create a plan to improve a health issue in your community.
  • Turn your plan into action.

How to use this Website

The Population Health Planning Guide is organized by specific health focus areas with related resources and strategies, as well as by the key elements of an overall population health approach. We will continue to add to the list of health focus areas, but you can apply a population health approach to any issue even if it's not on the list.

Here's a sample health issue to show you how the website works.

What's on this Website

Key Elements of a Population Health Approach

These key elements of a population health approach—including needs assessment, strategic alignment, sustainability planning and more—may be applied to any health issue.

Health Focus Areas

These resources for specific health focus areas include current work, emerging issues, health equity, data and recommended strategies. We will continue to add more health focus areas to this list over time. Please check back.

Contact Us

Contact us at P4IPH@doh.wa.gov.