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The Public Health Systems Research project was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Foundation and served to advance this emerging field of applied research in public health finance and practice. The project ended on March 31, 2007, and project materials are archived here. For more up-to-date information on PH systems research, see: http://www.publichealthsystems.org/phssr. ***************************************************************

This is as a portal for information and resources related to public health systems research. It is part of a multi-institution project to advance the production, dissemination, and application of public health systems research with emphasis on public health finance as a key component. Click on the “About the Project” tab for additional information.


*NEW Announcements*

Measuring and Improving the Financial Performance of Local Public Health Agencies
A short course offered by the Learning Institute of the American Public Health Association. This course is designed for local public health agency directors, managers with finance and budget responsibilities, and agency and community members with program development responsibilities.


*NEW Updates*

Challenges in defining an optimal approach to formula-based allocations of public health funds in the United States (Review)
This is a companion to the article on formula allocations by Buehler and Holtgrave that appeared in the March/April 2007 of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (see below). The article is available in the online, open access journal BMC Public Health (click on header of this notice). The citation is: Buehler JW, Holtgrave DR. Challenges in defining an optimal approach to formula-based allocations of public health funds in the United States (Review). BMC Public Health 2007;7:44 (29 Mar 2007).

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice

The March/April 2007 of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice is dedicated to the topic of public health finance. Peggy A. Honoré, DHA and Brian W. Amy, MD, MHA, MPH are the guest editors for this special issue of the Journal. Complimentary Open Access to the March/April 2007 Public Health Finance Issue of JPHMP is available through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for this project. To access this issue, click here. On February 13-14, 2007, the Public Health Systems Research project convened a meeting to celebrate the release of this issue of the Journal. To access the RWJ Foundation press release that announced the event, click here. To view a webcast of the event, click here. For an agenda to the presentations on February 14 and links to the presentations, click here.

 
 
 
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