205317 Developing a Cost Model for Local Public Health

Monday, November 9, 2009: 9:10 AM

Jill A. Briggs, RN MS MPH , Chisago County Public Health, Chisago County, North Branch, MN
Although it is clearly understood and widely agreed that there is not enough funding in the current public health system, the amount of funding necessary has never been determined. Public health leaders must be prepared to make the case for adequate funding and be prepared to show the magnitude of funding changes needed. During this presentation, participants will learn about a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse project that embraced a partnership approach to complete a time series analysis of local public heatlh cost performance and outcomes and a gaps analysis of underfunded and not funded public health services. Once the gap was determined, a first ever cost model was developed that answered the question: “How much would it cost to provide Essential Local Activities in Minnesota?”

Learning Objectives:
1)Define critical elements of a cost model for local public health 2)Describe method used to measure funding gaps 3)Identify key elements of developing working partnership

Keywords: Cost Issues, Public Health Administration

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Director of Public Health, Cost Model Project Leader, Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse fellow
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.