The UCF Population Health Collaborative Council’s mission is to engage the university’s collective strength and expertise in population health to generate high-impact educational, research, clinical, and community initiatives that promote the health of populations and address health disparities locally and globally.
Population Health Collaborative Council
The UCF Academic Health Sciences Center Population Health Collaborative Council brings together individuals across the university to integrate and advance population health activity and resources in education, research, clinical/health services and community engagement. The Council’s membership, is comprised of representatives from the new College of Medicine Department of Population Health Sciences, Student Health Services, and five different UCF Colleges.
Population health includes and expands traditional public health, incorporating the study of clinical and health outcomes within and across populations, and spanning biomedical, social, and clinical sciences as well as, health administration and health policy. Population health applies and integrates multidisciplinary expertise to address a broad range of factors to provide better care for patients, improve health of populations, address health disparities, and reduce health care costs. An evolving field, population health crosses all health-related disciplines, is recognized as a critical component of modern academic health sciences, and promotes core competencies of next-generation health professionals.