Session: The NPHPSP and International Performance Standards Program: Findings and future directions of research (Part II)
3258.0: Monday, November 17, 2003: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Oral
The NPHPSP and International Performance Standards Program: Findings and future directions of research (Part II)
The National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP) is a collaborative effort of seven partner organizations CDC/PHPPO, APHA, ASTHO, NALBOH, NACCHO, NNPHI, and PHF. The three NPHPSP performance assessment instruments (for state public health systems, local public health systems, and local governing entities) have been fully field tested and are available for use as of June 2002. Additionally, CDC/PHPPO has also worked with the WHO and the PAHO to develop international performance standards for use at the country level. The international performance standards have been used in 42 countries to date. Speakers will: 1) share findings from research that is currently being conducted using data from the NPHPSP and international programs; and 2) moderate a discussion about the future research agenda. Current research findings are focusing on areas such as dimensions of performance, predictors of performance, and the relationship between performance and public health outcomes. Then, presenters will facilitate a discussion of the directions of future research. Participants will discuss how knowledge gained from the NPHPSP can be translated into opportunities for improved public health practice or help to shape public health policy. Connections to other research agendas, such as the overall CDC research agenda and the agenda set by the Council on Linkages between Academia and Public Health Practice, will be highlighted. The session is intended to create a setting in which participants can interact, share ideas, and provide input into the future of public health systems research.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session participants will: 1. Gain knowledge of findings from research currently being conducted using data from the NPHPSP and international programs. 2. Better understand the relationship between performance and public health outcomes. 3. Gain knowledge of the directions of future research agenda. 4. Discuss how knowledge gained from the NPHPSP can be translated into opportunities for improved public health practice or help to shape public health policy.
Panelist(s):Dennis D Lenaway, MPH, PhD
Sergey Sotnikov, PhD
Ron Bialek, MPP
Organizer(s):Karlene K Baddy, MEd
Organized by:APHA-Innovations Project
CE Credits:Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA