212769 Role of financial management to reducing risk, identifying warning signs, and ensuring sustainability

Sunday, November 8, 2009: 2:40 PM

Peggy A. Honore, DHA , Office of Public Health and Science, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
Financial management involves safeguarding and making optimum use of agency resources to ensure sustainability and to reduce potential risk. Critical to this is the ability to conduct proactive analysis where information is turned into knowledge that can be used to anticipate and respond to unexpected events. This presentation will provide participants with: (1) potential early warning signs of agency financial stress; (2) a set of basic questions that can be used to assess financial condition; and (3) a financial risk mitigation checklist.

Learning Objectives:
Formulate a system to identify early warning signs of agency financial weaknesses.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have over 30 years experience in financial management and I am widely published on the topic of public health finance.
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.