4016.1: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 - 8:30 AM

Abstract #17508

Consensus Agenda for Research on Public Health/ Managed Care: Task Force Report

Patricia A. Nolan, MD, MPH, Rhode Island Department of Health, 3 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908-5097, 401-222-2231, pnolan@doh.state.ri.us

On June 26 -27, 2000, the Public Health/ Managed Care Task Force of APHA holds a consensus conference to set a research agenda for APHA to promote concerning managed care and its impact on public health practice and policy. The conference is designed to identify three to four areas of research needed to enhance the public's health, promote the inclusion of a public healht perspective in research on managed care, inform the public health community of on-going research on managed care with implications for puclic health, and increase the foundation community's awareness of the benefits of, and commitment to inclusion of, public health issues in foundation research funding agendas. Issues of the preservation of the public health infrastructure, the impact on the health and services for vulnerable populations and the comprehensiveness of health services will be discussed. Accompanying papers will discuss the consensus agenda. There will be opportunity for discussion of the consensus agenda and to recommend action steps for APHA.

Learning Objectives: 1. Participants will know the key research priorities of APHA related to public health policy and practice in our increasingly "managed care" environment. 2. Participants will be able to advocate for research priorities within APHA. 3. Participants will be able to advocate for the APHA research priorities with researchers and with research funders

Keywords: Research Agenda, Managed Care

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: AHRQ
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA