With the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010, the “Triple Aim” of health care improved health of the US population, increased quality of care and cost containment, has become central to health-system transformation. The shifting of priorities toward population-level and value-based health has created new opportunities for innovation and program creation.
In response to these changing health-system priorities, the UCLA Department of Psychiatry has created the UCLA Division of Population Behavioral Health. Drawing upon an unparalleled scientific base and expertise within the UCLA Department of Psychiatry, the Division of Population Behavioral Health leads efforts on development and dissemination of patient and family-centered behavioral health practices that enhance individual and family resilience in both community and health-care contexts. These practices support high-quality, patient-centered, and accessible services across the individual’s behavioral health prevention-and-care continuum.