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Population health perspectives

This sub-page is part of the Cluster Planning Support Portal (CPSP)


Capacity issues may preclude direct public health involvement in implementation planning, but population health thinking is not the exclusive remit of public health specialists. Clusters can ask “Do our plans demonstrate PACE?” with reference to the following population health perspective checklist for the design or re-design of primary care services.

The PACE checklist reflects the values that public health specialists aspire to bring to conversations about how services could be reconfigured to best effect. It doesn’t have to be applied systematically, but could serve as a mental prompt to help clusters sense-check emerging plans against population health thinking. It also brings new meaning to expectations of delivery “at scale and PACE”!

PACE checklist