212897 Learning from Public Health Partnerships through the Kentucky PBRN

Monday, November 9, 2009: 3:00 PM

Angela Dearinger, MD, MPH , Medical Center, Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
The Kentucky Public Health Research Network (K-PHReN) is designed to stimulate and support new research focusing on public health partnerships, strategies to reduce health disparities, and the roles of leadership in public health practice improvement. Administered by the Kentucky Public Health Association, the network includes the Kentucky Department of Health, 17 local public health jurisdictions and their community partners, a state primary care research network, and research partners at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. An initial research project is providing a comparative analysis of public health system performance among local public health jurisdictions in Kentucky contrasted with their counterparts in other states. Future project interests include studies of the implementation and impact of partnerships between public health and primary care providers in Kentucky, collaborative practices to reduce health disparities, and the impact of leadership development initiatives on public health practice.

Learning Objectives:
Identify the current and potential roles of public health partnerships in enhancing the delivery of essential public health services; Assess approaches for studying the implementation and impact of public health partnerships through public health PBRNs; Evaluate challenges and opportunities encountered in stimulating research collaborations involving public health practitioners, clinical practitioners, and academic researchers.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and have presented on this subject matter at other national, state, regional, and local conferences.
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.