Predictors of State/Local Public Health Systems for Disease Reporting, Investigation, and Response Performance

Year: 2010
Funding: NNPHI PHS1 Award
Status: Completed

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This study compares characteristics of public health systems to identify those associated with effective detection, investigation and control of diseases and outbreaks. This project will build on recent work by key state and local public health organizations and will also incorporate aspects of the recently developed accreditation standards for state, local and tribal health departments.


  • Comparative Study of State Epi Systems (Keeneland Conference April 2012)
  • Moving Public Health Research from Infancy to Adolescence (AcademyHealth ARM June 2011)
  • Developing an Evidence Base for Public Health Preparedness (Cross Border Workshop May 2011)
  • Practice-Based Public Health Research (University of Minnesota: Simulations and Exercises for Educational Effectiveness July 2010)
  • Public Health Systems Research – Challenges and Opportunities for the Practice Community (NACCHO July 2010)


Susan Allan & Janet Baseman
University of Washington & NWCPHP

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