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Prevention Framework

The Prevention Framework proposed how the state, regional and local communities could measure their success, in alignment with the statewide core measure set.

What was the Framework based on?

  • State health data reflecting disease rates.
  • Underlying causes of disease and preventable death.
  • Alignment of existing state health improvement plans.
  • Review of public health department and non-profit hospital community health needs assessments.

The Framework also proposed how the state, regional and local communities could measure their success, in alignment with the statewide common measure set. This work continues with development of the Plan for Improving Population Health.

What are the Framework objectives?

  • By 2019, Washington State will increase the proportion of the population who receive evidence-based clinical and community preventative services that lead to a reduction in preventable health conditions.
  • By 2019, Washington State will increase the proportion of the population with better physical and behavioral health outcomes by engaging individuals, families, and communities in a responsive system that supports social and health needs.
  • By 2019, Washington State will increase the number of communities with improved social and physical environments that encourage healthy behaviors, promote health and health equity.
  • By 2019, Washington State will increase the number of integrated efforts between public health, the health care system and systems that influence social determinants of health to lower costs, improve health, improve the experience of care and contribute to the evidence-base.

What are the Framework strategies?

  1. Engage and influence systems to improve health, reduce cost and improve experiences for those who use and provide services that support health.
  2. Align funding and resources to incentivize prevention and health improvement.
  3. Engage and activate people, communities and systems to create and foster health promoting environments.

 

Development of the Prevention Framework is guided by the Public Health Improvement Partnership, directed through legislation (RCW 43.70.520 and 43.70.580). The Partnership's meeting materials are online and available for public review. 

Contact

Marilyn Dold, Health Washington consultant
Office of Healthy Communities
Email:
Marilyn.Dold@doh.wa.gov

Kathleen Clark, manager
Community Health Improvement and Linkages, Prevention and Community Health Division
Email:
Kathleen.Clark@doh.wa.gov