Primary care NPs Leaders in population healthSwartwout, Kathryn D. PhD, APN, FNP-BCThe Nurse Practitioner: August 18, 2016 - Volume 41 - Issue 8 - p 46–50 doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000471365.94863.4d Feature: NP LEADERSHIP Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics Abstract: A 2012 Institute of Medicine report calls primary and public healthcare workers to action, tasking them with working together to improve population health outcomes. A Practical Playbook released in 2014 enables this public health/primary care integration. Primary care NPs are in an excellent position to lead the charge and make this integration happen. Kathryn D. Swartwout is an assistant professor and FNP program director at Rush University, Chicago, Ill., and an FNP at NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, Ill. The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationships related to this article. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.