Physician Lead for Quality and Health Equity
Nathan Fleming is a pediatrician and population health consultant. He works as a pediatric hospitalist addressing medical needs of infants and children while helping families connect with community resources. He received his MPH from Harvard School of Public Health where he studied population health. Dr. Fleming has started three nonprofit organizations, helped county health departments address the social determinants of health, advised community foundations to make smart investments in public health infrastructure, and guided healthcare systems toward community collaborations that improve population health outcomes. He believes that we can enhance social needs programs by forging connections between healthcare, public health, social services, and nonprofit organizations.
Pathways To Population Health
Publication Date: December 2017
Healthcare alone cannot finance and deliver better health outcomes. Transforming healthcare delivery requires an entire community. With Pathways to Population Health, pediatrician and population health consultant Nathan Fleming shares how communities can unite behind a common goal of improving healthcare for all. Do the financial incentives in healthcare align with population health priorities? What barriers are preventing progress on population health initiatives? Dr. Fleming answers these questions and explains how this challenge requires collaboration between local government, public health, healthcare systems, nonprofits, and social service agencies.
By reforming population health infrastructure and financing, you can:
•improve health outcomes
•benefit working families through better-designed programs
•be smart about gathering resources
•capture community members’ attention while aligning efforts
•create measurable, effective collaborations for all