4260.0 Money-Driven: Impacting the Public's Health

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Money and resources drive the direction and emphasis of public health initiatives. This session will not only describe the social return on investment framework, but provide examples of how it has been utilized in the public health field. Challenges to securing and sustaining funding will be described.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be better able to: Discuss advantages and challenges to using mini-grants as a community planning tool. Demonstrate how critical it is to show impact of state funded early childhood programs during times of severe budget cut-backs. Describe the Healthy Food Financing Initiative, an initiative proposed by President Obama and legislators in the US Senate and House of Representatives.

Healthy Food Financing Initiative: An Innovative Approach to Improve Health and Spark Economic Development
Rebecca Flournoy, MPH, Judith Bell, MPA, Patricia Smith, JD and Tracey Giang, MPA
Social Return on Investment: Accountability and measurement in the public sector
Allison Gertel-Rosenberg, MS, Sara Olsen, MBA, MASW and Andrew Tulchin, MBA

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)