|Present||F. Douglas Scutchfield Professor of Health Services and Systems Research, University of Kentucky ‐ College of Public Health|
University of Kentucky
College of Public Health
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Lexington, KY 40536
Presentations and Lectures (158)
Tackling Inequality in Health Protections Using the National Health Security Index National Preparedness Summit (2017)
National health security improved during 2016, but at a sluggish and uneven pace across the United States, leaving some states and regions with significantly fewer protections than others. Results from the 2017 National Health Security ...
Estimating the Returns to Multi-Sector Population Health Initiatives Florida International University Department of Health Policy and Management Seminar Series (2017)
Using longitudinal data from a national cohort of U.S. communities, we estimate geographic and intertemporal variation in the implementation of population health activities and in the degree of multi-sector engagement in implementation. We find sizable ...
Building Delivery Systems for Population Health Georgia Southern University Delta Omega Lecture (2017)
This session profiles recent research on the characteristics of communities that achieve success in improving population health, including the structure of multi-organizational networks that support cooperative health initiatives.
Evolution in Public Health Systems and their Contributions to Population Health Ohio State University College of Public Health (2017)
This session describes new empirical approaches for classifying and comparing public health delivery systems based on their organizational and network characteristics. Using these classification systems together with quasi-experimental methods for causal inference, we estimate health ...
Financial and Economic Analysis for Population Health Strengthening Health Systems through Interprofessional Education (SHINE) Fellowship, National Association of County and City Health Officials and U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (2017)
Financial and economic analyses are under-utilized in assessing the value of population health improvement strategies. This session reviews fundamental concepts and methods, and illustrates ways of applying financial and economic analysis techniques to population health ...
American Health and Health Systems: Strengths, Weaknesses & Lessons for Italy Italian Society of Cardiology (2016)
The health systems of high-income countries struggle with a host of common challenges involving access, quality, costs, and equity in population health outcomes. In this opening lecture for the Italian Society for Cardiology's 77th National Congress, I ...
The Value of Public Health: Strong Public Health Systems and Health Outcomes Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Annual Meeting of Chief Financial Officers (2016)
This lecture reviews a growing body of research documenting health and economic outcomes that are attributable to strong public health delivery systems. We identify implications for state health policy and for the management of state health agency ...
Understanding the Value of Public Health Infrastructure & Collaborative Capacity National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2016)
This lecture reviews new research on the role of public health infrastructure and collaborative capacity in supporting multi-sector population health improvement initiatives.
Using Instrumental Variables to Estimate the Effects of Multi-Sector Population Health Improvement Activities U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Prevention Effectiveness Program (2016)
This workshop demonstrates several novel applications of instrumental variables analysis for the task of estimating health and economic effects attributable to multi-sector population health improvement initiatives.
Preventable Death Rates Fell Where Communities Expanded Population Health Activities through Multi-sector Networks Health Affairs Journal and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2016)
This briefing for the journal Health Affairs summarizes results from a new study estimating the mortality effects attributable to multi-sector networks supporting population health improvement activities.
Valuing and Financing Multi-sector Population Health Initiatives Maryland Health Enterprise Zone Summit, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (2016)
Large-scale multi-sector health improvement initiatives can be difficult to initiate and sustain over time due to uncertainties about their health and economic impact. This presentation reviews research on multi-sector population health initiatives, and examines several ...
Aligning Delivery & Financing Systems to Build a Culture of Health American Public Health Association Annual Meeting (2016)
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Systems for Action research program uses strong social science methods to discover ways of aligning medical, public health, and social service systems in ways that improve health and wellbeing. This session profiles ...
Multi-Sector Contributions to Public Health Delivery Systems: Economic, Institutional & Policy Determinants American Public Health Association Annual Meeting (2016)
The United States faces growing public and policy demands to improve health status on a population-wide basis. This session reviews new research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Systems for Action research program about the ...
Income and Health Inequalities and their Relationship to Population Health Delivery Systems Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Systems for Action National Coordinating Center, Research in Progress Seminar Series (2016)
This Research in Progress session profiles research underway through the Systems for Action Research Program examining how multi-sector population health initiatives may influence income-related disparities in life expectancy across communities. We use 16 years of data from the National ...
The Affordable Care Act at Year Six: Coverage, Care and Health? Kentucky Economic Association Annual Meeting (2016)
This lecture examines research on the Affordable Care Act's impact on health insurance coverage, access to health care, and other areas of health system performance. I conclude with some projections of ACA's potential impact on population health.
Aligning Systems and Sectors to Improve Population Health: Emerging Findings and Remaining Uncertainties New York Academy of Medicine (2016)
This session profiles several ongoing studies that test mechanisms for aligning medical care, public health, and social service systems. Preliminary findings suggest that broad-spectrum approaches to alignment may offer substantial health and economic benefits for communities.
Infrastructure and Incentives for Multi-sector Population Health Initiatives General Electric Healthy Cities Leadership Academy (2016)
Collective actions to improve health status on a community-wide basis do not happen automatically. Government agencies and private sector organizations frequently lack sufficient information, incentives, and infrastructure to make large shared investments in health improvement activities. This ...
Health Care, Employers and Multi-Sector Contributions to Population Health Bost Forum on Health Policy, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky (2016)
Data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Public Health Systems show that hospital and employer contributions to population health activities vary widely across U.S. communities. As peripheral participants in the organizational networks that support population ...
Transforming Public Health Delivery Systems for Population Health Improvement National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, National Chronic Disease Academy (2016)
A growing body of empirical research documents the health and economic benefits of multi-sector health improvement initiatives. In this session we share research that points to the delivery system features --including institutions, infrastructure, and incentives ...
National Health Security Preparedness Index Joint Workgroup Meeting on Model Design and Analytic Methodology University of Kentucky and RAND (2016)
This workgroup meeting of the National Health Security Preparedness Index reviews results from the 2016 release of the Index and examines opportunities for enhancing the Index measures and analytic methodologies for subsequent releases.
Affordable Care Act Implementation and Multi-Sector Contributions to Population Health AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (2016)
Research Objective: The Affordable Care Act established new resources and incentives for hospitals, insurers, public health agencies, and others to contribute to disease prevention and health promotion activities, potentially changing the structure of public health ...
Variation in the Implementation of Hospital Care Transition Strategies: Institutional and Community Factors AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (2016)
Research ObjectiveMore than 21 million Americans experience a hospital stay each year, but too often the transition from inpatient to home and community settings is uncoordinated, disruptive, costly and incomplete. In recent years, the federal ...