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Improving the Health of Populations through Science and Innovation

Population health science requires scientists from different disciplinary backgrounds to combine their knowledge and expertise to answer questions that individual disciplines alone cannot. The Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) was founded to bring them all together. Learn More | Donate | Join

Map of US Lifespans

For U.S. women, how long you live depends on where you live.
Courtesy of Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

America’s Health Gap

How do we improve health and reduce health disparities?

The odds of a long and healthy life are unequal in America. In 2010, life expectancy for women living in Marin County, California was 85 years. For women from Perry, Kentucky, it was 73 – a full 12 years less. The odds of premature death, disability, and disease are greater for Americans who are poor or black or American Indian. Even the best off Americans, however, fare worse on some health outcomes than their European counterparts.

Can we do better? The Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) believes we can.

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The latest news, research, and commentary about population health and population health science.

2018 Conference News: Call for Submissions Now Available

By | November 29th, 2017|

We're pleased to announce our 2018 conference and call for papers: “Pushing the Boundaries of Population Health Science: Social Inequalities, Biological Processes, and Policy Implications,” will convene October 3-5, 2018 at the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine in Washington, DC.




IAPHS will host its 2018 annual conference on
October 3-5 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC.  Visit our conference page for conference information, submission deadlines, and registration details.


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