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Public health financing

Michael Meit, MA, MPH, Center for Rural Health Practice, University of Pittsburgh, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA 16701, 814-362-5050, meit@pitt.edu

This session presents an introduction for the “public health financing” panel, which includes the following papers: “Financing rural public health activities in chronic disease prevention and health promotion”; “State funding formulas for local public health”; and “Public health financing: Results of the NACCHO 2005 National Profile of Local Health Departments.” Little is known about how public health funds are allocated relative to state and local public health infrastructural and systemic differences. Given the great diversity among state and local public health systems in the United States, enhanced knowledge in this area has the potential to improve the efficiency of state and local public health funding and the effectiveness of public health program activities. The session will highlight general public health financing issues, describe specific research activities addressing public health financing concerns, and examines implications for the delivery of state and local public health services.

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Financing Public Health Services: Research and Practice

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA