This study will examine how local health department (LHD) organizational structure and financing affect chronic disease and injury outcomes of older adults. This project will inform policymakers of more effective ways to support public health infrastructure and help LHDs prioritize the most effective methods for addressing the health outcomes of this vulnerable and growing segment of the population.
Betty Bekemeier, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN
University of Washington
- Local Health Department Influences on the Effective Surveillance and Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research September 2012)
- Are HPV vaccination services accessible to high-risk communities? A spatial analysis of HPV-associated cancer and Chlamydia rates and safety-net clinics.
- Proximity to safety-net clinics and HPV vaccine uptake among low-income, ethnic minority girls.
- Local public health systems and the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases.