The Institute of Medicine's 2012 report on U.S. public health financing recommended research to identify the components and costs of a "minimum package" of public health services and foundational capabilities to be made available in every U.S. community. We present results from pilot testing of a proposed methodology for estimating the costs and resource requirements for a set of foundational public health capabilities identified by the Public Health Leadership Forum. Using pilot data from Kentucky public health settings, we estimate both current and projected costs under a range of assumptions about the resources required to fully implement the capabilities at state and local levels of the public health system.
Supported by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cbmamaril/9/