Glen Mays, University of Kentucky College of Public Health professor and director of the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services & Systems Research (PSHSSR), recently traveled to Canada to speak about the impact of PHSSR on practice.
Public health programs and policies should be organized, financed, and delivered in ways that maximize population health impact, cost-effectiveness, and health equity. Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) identifies the implementation strategies that work, building evidence to support decision-making across the public health sphere. Effective, efficient, and equitable public health services and systems build a healthier nation.
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With $1.4 million of new research funding, Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs) in 11 U.S. states will investigate strategies to more effectively and efficiently deliver services that protect the public against an array of preventable diseases and health risks.
The National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR), based in the UK College of Public Health, has received $1.8 million of renewed funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to extend its research on ways to improve the health and economic impact of public health and prevention strategies across the United States.