Population health management

Population health management (PHM) helps us to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Hertfordshire and west Essex (HWE) by using information about individual people and communities to understand local health and care needs, and how these vary for different populations. We can also use it to make sure the right services are in place to meet people’s needs now and what these might be in the future.

Population health management help our ICS to improve Population Health which is about the physical and mental health of our communities. This includes promoting wellbeing and reducing health inequalities, often linked to wider determinants of health, such as housing and education.

By understanding the needs of our population, health and care organisations working across our ICS can design, deliver and manage health and care services so theyre more joined-up and sustainable.

We can also use PHM to identify individual people with health and care needs who might benefit from specific interventions. The support received might be medical but can also be social, such as support with housing and employment, which can impact physical and mental health.

Visit the NHS website for more details on population health management.

You can access local insight packs for our population via the navigation options that are at the bottom of this page.

We will continue to update this page with more detailed reports on the health outcomes based on the types of illness affecting those living in HWE.

You can view general health reports for Hertfordshire and west Essex by district on the Hertfordshire Health Evidence website.