Population Health Summit - Making New York the Healthiest State, Achieving the Triple Aim

New York State Health Commissioner, Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H. convened a population health summit on December 3, 2013 to bring together state and national leaders to learn about the role public health and other sectors play in improving population health. Among others, Dr. Shah was joined by Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., director, of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), James Knickman, Ph.D., President and CEO, New York State Health Foundation, Thomas Farley, M.D., M.P.H., New York City Health Commissioner, Jeffrey Levi, Ph.D., executive director, Trust for America's Health, Daniel Sisto, Past President, Healthcare Association of New York State and Jo Ivey Boufford, M.D., president, New York Academy of Medicine.

The Plenary sessions focused on improving health care, reduce costs and improve health; delineating the roles of health and non-health sectors in improving population health; highlighting successful local Prevention Agenda coalitions of county health departments, hospitals, clinics, schools, business, community organizations philanthropy; innovative work with hospitals through the New York City health department's Take Care New York initiative; and, defining the roles of employers in improving the health of workers and their communities.


  • New York State Health Foundation
  • Health Research Inc.
  • New York Academy of Medicine
  • Healthcare Association of New York State
  • Greater New York Hospital Association
  • New York State Association of County Health Officials
  • Community Health Care Association of New York State
  • New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene