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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.

News & Events

IAPHS BLOG

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

Register for the Austin Conference!

By | June 23rd, 2017|

Registration is now open for Improving Population Health: Now, Across People’s Lives, and Across Generations to Come in Austin, Texas October 2-4, 2017.   View the agenda and register [...]

Blog Editors–Old and New

By | June 23rd, 2017|

Every Monday since its launch on February 6, a new post has gone up on the IAPHS blog.  Readers have treated themselves to a rich range of topics, [...]

An Interview with Kristin Harper

By | June 22nd, 2017|

Kristin Harper, who led the development of the IAPHS blog and brought it to life in February, talked with Executive Director Christine Bachrach recently about her experience volunteering [...]

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