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Public Population Health

Delivering population health solutions to Federal and health entities

At Deloitte, we are passionate about helping our clients deliver on their missions in a public health arena that is increasingly complex with regulatory, economic, social, and environmental challenges. This year, we have collaborated with our clients to help respond to the Ebola epidemic, to keep our food and drugs safe, to improve the use of technology for surveillance and monitoring, to channel appropriate health messages to the public, and to provide technical assistance to increase efficiencies within public health agencies. Our talented team of policy, research, evaluation, and other health consultants are committed to bringing our experience to address key public health challenges.

What is Population Health?

Definition: Population Health refers to health care efforts that aim to use health care resources effectively and efficiently to improve the lifetime health and well-being of a specific population.1

Let us help you bring the elements together. This is public health at Deloitte.

1 Source: Esther (“Es”) Nash, MD, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

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Public Health

At Deloitte, we are passionate about helping our clients deliver on their missions in a public health arena that is increasingly complex with regulatory, economic, social, and environmental challenges. Right now, we are collaborating with our clients to respond to the international Zika epidemic, to combat the opioid overdose crisis, to improve health services to our active duty military, their dependents, and our veterans, and to advance the cancer moonshot, just to name a few. Our talented team of policy, research, evaluation, and other health consultants are committed to bringing our experiences to address key public health challenges.

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Public Health

Diabetes

At Deloitte, we are applying targeted marketing and partnership engagement approaches to facilitate behavior change for those at risk for diabetes and diabetes-related secondary conditions. Our public health and health communications professionals are combining social marketing principles with strategic engagement and partnership management to influence individuals’ access to and choices around diabetes prevention interventions.

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Diabetes

Zika

At Deloitte, we’re committed to efficient, intelligent responses to public health outbreaks. We are collaborating across US government agencies to accelerate Zika vaccine development and improve cross-agency portfolio management and communication. Our dedicated professionals bring together pre-clinical, clinical, regulatory, manufacturing, and commercial perspectives to help the US government respond to the Zika epidemic and develop a model to more quickly respond to future public health challenges.

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Opioid

At Deloitte, we’re working with federal, state, and local public health agencies to understand and address the myriad challenges of opioid use and misuse. From helping our clients to re-envision the strategy for nationwide surveillance of prescription drug monitoring data, to optimizing national advocacy strategies at the state and local levels, Deloitte practitioners are on the cutting-edge of stemming the epidemic. We are engaging new partners in the fight against opioid abuse and aligning action across the public health ecosystem to generate a powerful, coordinated response to opioid overdose.

Learn more about Solving the country’s opioid crisis.

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Opioid overdose crisis

Health Behavior Change

Federal and state governments and NGOs take a variety of actions to promote healthy decisions and behaviors, enacting policies, laws, and regulations to help mitigate “unhealthy” choices and encourage “healthy” ones. At Deloitte, our consultants are applying principles of behavioral economics to our clients’ missions to improve the public’s health. Our talented team of policy, research, evaluation, actuarial, and health economic specialists are committed to developing evidence-based “nudges” that help individuals, groups, and communities to make more healthful choices and create more healthy environments.

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Public Health Financing

At Deloitte, we know public health stakeholders are stretching their dollars to do more with less. Our financial analysts and actuarial practitioners help public health organizations create innovative financing mechanisms to get more out of their resources. We can support your budget planning models to better coordinate funding streams for public.

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Program Evaluation

Evaluating performance to produce actionable insights; at Deloitte, we can help you assess how well your program is working through process, impact, and outcome evaluation that encompasses data analytics, organizational assessment, and strategic change. Our evaluators provide in-depth examination of programmatic performance that supports policy decisions, resource allocations, and overall program effectiveness and efficacy. We can also help you comply with the federally mandated evaluation requirements.

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Health Risk Behaviors

Presenting research results to non-technical audiences poses unique challenges to simultaneously make results clear and actionable. At Deloitte, we employ advance data visualization techniques to help convey important public health information to policy makers. Deloitte’s Survey Research and Analytics Center completed the 2014-2015 Health Related Behaviors Survey of Active Duty Personnel for the Defense Health Agency’s Decision Support Center. We analyzed survey results from nearly 46,000 active duty personnel on a variety of health-related behavioral topics, and used innovative data visualization approaches to present actionable and impactful results to military leadership help shape their future health policy.

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Population Health and Health IT

Rising consumerism: Winning the hearts and minds of health care consumers

The intersection between rising consumerism and a growing retail orientation in the health care sector presents challenges, some unprecedented, for existing players. We explore three shifts that health industry players should respond to, and that can set the scene for greater consumer involvement.

Read our paperRising consumerism: Winning the hearts and minds of health care consumers.

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​GOV2020

As the saying goes, hindsight is 2020. But how could our world be different if we could not only envision the future, but also prepare for it? Gov2020 helps leaders from across the private and public sectors make sense of the rapidly changing demographic, societal, economic, and technological trends shaping the future. Gov2020 isn’t a crystal ball but it does pull together the best of Deloitte research and expertise from across the globe to start a discussion on what is probable, and even more importantly, what is possible.

Access Gov2020 health care trends.

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​From data to impact: Driving impact for Federal grant programs

This paper highlights a critical concern of grant programs: agencies requesting tremendous amounts of data and relying on only a small fraction to drive decisions. To address this issue, six approaches are explained to leverage data to help government agencies maximize the impact of federal grant programs. The approaches present a series of strategies for identification and employment of successful practices among grantees that also encourage and reward innovation.

Read From data to impact: Driving impact for Federal grant programs.

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The healthy choice: How behavioral factors create influential health campaigns

By designing health communications using behavioral economics principles, governments and organizations can go beyond raising awareness to “nudge” people to make more healthful choices.

Read The healthy choice.

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How low-cost, lightweight randomized control trials (RCTs) can improve program evaluation

Randomized control trials (RCTs) and the move toward data-driven analysis of programs are creating a multitude of possibilities for federal agencies. In many cases, these agencies are already equipped with treasure troves of data and a desire to identify the most effective methods for accomplishing key objectives.

Read more on RCT's.

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The craft of incentive prize design: Lessons from the public sector

Certain common elements in prize design can be thought of as ingredients, combinable in various ways to create prizes aimed at generating specific outcomes.

Read more on incentive prize design.

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No appointment necessary: How the IoT and patient-generated data can unlock health care value

Doctors have gathered data on patients’ ailments and histories since Hippocrates, and current, accurate information is critical to effective health care. By making measurements and analysis automatic, IoT applications promise to help improve and personalize care—and create new value for industry players.

Read No appointment necessary.

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Population Health Management

No other goal is as significant as keeping our entire population healthier. At the same time no other goal is as complex.

Read more on Population Health.

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Terri Cooper

Terri Cooper

Deloitte's Chief Inclusion Officer

Dr. Terri is currently Deloitte’s Chief Inclusion Officer, global sector leader for Health Care, and the US national chief inclusion officer for Deloitte Consulting LLP. Terri has a personal passion a... More