The Population Health Planning Guide (Guide) is a collection of information, tools and resources to promote population health initiatives in Washington State. It is managed by the Washington State Department of Health.
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 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. The list of health focus areas will continue to expand as updates are made to this site, but right now you can apply this site's population health approach to any issue even if it's not listed.
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.
Contact us at P4IPH@doh.wa.gov