The Institute of Medicine’s 2012 report on public health funding recommended that studies be conducted to identify “the components and costs of a minimum package of public health programs and cross-cutting capabilities” that all American communities should have in place to protect and improve population health. Over the past 18 months, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation brought together the National Association of County and City Health Officials, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the Public Health Accreditation Board and other leading public health organizations to carry out this work. These organizations, working as the Public Health Leadership Forum, used an expert panel process to identify and define the components of a nationally-recommended set of foundational public health programs and capabilities. This webinar will present the methodology and discuss the ongoing national survey effort being carried out to meet the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation for cost estimation. Data collected from the survey will be used in deriving first-generation estimates of the financial resources required to support Foundational Public Health Services in different types of states and communities across the U.S.
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