Population health is more than the health of a population—it is a systems framework for studying and improving the distribution and determinants of health and quality of life states through collective action and learning.

Data science is the art and science of transforming data into actionable knowledge. Knowledge integration is the management, synthesis, and translation of knowledge into decision support systems to guide, influence, and improve decision making, policy, practice and—ultimately—population health.

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Population health

Population health is more than the health of a population—it is a systems framework for studying and improving the distribution and determinants of health and quality of life states through collective action and learning.

Data science

Data science is the art and science of transforming data into actionable knowledge. Knowledge integration is the management, synthesis, and translation of knowledge into decision support systems to guide, influence, and improve decision making, policy, practice, and—ultimately—population health.

Tomás J Aragón, MD, DrPH

I am the Health Officer of the City & County of San Francisco, Director of the Population Health Division at the Department of Public Health, and adjunct faculty at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Learn more: (About me | Curriculum vitae)

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Good decision making is having a reliable process to choose the right combination of actions to achieve the desired combination of results. Introduction There are only three activities in life: We make decisions. We take actions. We learn. Consequently, decision-making is central to everything we do. Learning is necessary for continuous improvement. Choosing the right…

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We will never achieve health equity unless we address the childhood roots of health inequities. Here is presentation I recently gave in Sacramento, California. To learn what you can do remember the trauma-Informed public health approach (4Ps) for adults and children: Prevent (toxic stress) Protect (from toxic stress) Prepare (by building resiliency skills) Promote (healthy/enrichment opportunities)…

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Without any doubt, R is the analytic programming package to learn for statistics, epidemiology, demography, business, and data science. R is exploding with innovation. Here is a slide presentation I use to give a comprehensive introduction to R for epidemiologists. Other analysts may find this useful. I cover the structure of R which I have…

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Websites today are really content management systems. In the past I used Drupal, but for the past few years I have come to appreciate the simplicity of WordPress, so medepi.com became a WP site. WordPress is easy to set up and to maintain. Recently, I was growing tired of my web site and I felt…

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Introduction In May 2014, the Public Health Leadership Forum published “The High Achieving Governmental Health Department in 2020 as the Community Chief Health Strategist.” This groundbreaking paper started with the following statement: Local and state health departments need to adapt and evolve if governmental public health is to address emerging health demands, minimize current as well as looming pitfalls, and take advantage…

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Download updated and enhanced PDF version of blog below. “Leadership is getting results in a way that inspires trust” … SMR Covey What’s your leadership equation? What concise mental model of leadership do you hold that reminds you of key components and how they are related? In fall 2014, I graduated from the UCSF California Healthcare…

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