Whether you're a newcomer to the field of public health services and systems research, an experienced PHSS researcher, or a practitioner or policy-maker in search of the most current information to help guide your decisions, the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research offers a variety of resources, in addition to technical assistance.
Learn about opportunities to apply for financial support for public health services and systems research.
The PHSSR national research agenda is designed to guide the future of the field.
Frontiers in PHSSR
Frontiers features peer-reviewed articles that offer brief descriptions of preliminary findings from an ongoing or recently completed empirical study or quality improvement project that answers a question of importance regarding the organization, financing, and delivery of public health services; the structure, operation, and management of public health delivery systems; the application of quality improvement methods in public health settings; and/or the impact of these endeavors on population health. Findings must have the potential to guide future public health practice, health policy, and research.
A continuously developing collection of PHSSR references reflecting our effort to gather articles and reports from the field of PHSSR, including key papers, authors and the references cited, into an easily navigable file. Our bibliographies are available in both the APA and NEJM reference styles.
PubMed Search Results
The PubMed Results page offers a view at the latest PHSSR literature that is being indexed on a monthly basis. Our search method was developed by public health researchers and medical librarians to include the full scope of relevant literature for fellow researchers.
The Data Harmonization Project involves merging data from the National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), resulting in a valuable research tool that provides consistent, useful data.
PHSSR Quick Links
Various organizations have joined the field of PHSSR and are committed to expanding the evidence-base, translating research into practice and increasing funding. Since we are the online home for PHSSR, we have dedicated a page with links to their websites.
Our staff is here to support researchers, practitioners and policy-makers in their work. Submit a question or request using our online form.