The “H” of the future includes hospitals, health systems and health organizations that are striving to advance health in America by leading changes that affect how people experience health and care, both in and outside hospital walls. With individual and community health and well-being as the desired outcome, population health becomes the strategic vehicle to get there.

The American Hospital Association is committed to supporting health care organizations in their transformation through its strong thought leadership and role as an agent of change in the health care field. Guided by our vision of a society of healthy communities where all individuals reach their highest potential for health, and the AHA’s Path Forward commitment to well-being and partnerships with community resources, we understand that population health is an integral part of improving the overall health of individuals and communities.

This commitment is a powerful indicator of our organization’s dedication to promoting physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being alongside providing high quality medical care.


The American Hospital Association’s Certificate in Foundational Principles of Population Health is a course designed train personnel from hospitals and health systems as well as community-based organizations in population health competencies. The program aims to empower participants with a practical population health framework to:

The course is comprised of five interactive modules accompanied by case studies to illustrate the important role that health care organizations play in the journey to health and well-being. As a participant, you will complete an assessment and develop a customized action plan to assist you in implementing you own population health initiatives.


After completion of the program, participants will:

About Online Courses

Online Courses are on-demand and self-paced, granting you access to the chosen course platform for an allotted time period from the date of purchase, without the obligation to complete assignments. These are not live courses so you will not interact with course faculty. When your allotted time inside the course platform is finished, you will be notified via e-mail and asked to complete an evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Access to the platform allows you to review the following course materials:

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