249726 A longitudinal study of the relationship between parternship and collaboration with specific health outcomes, at the county level

Monday, October 31, 2011: 11:10 AM

Kristina Rabarison, MSc , Center for Public Health Systems and Services Research, University of Kentucky - College of Public Health, Lexington, KY
Robin Pendley, MPH, CPH , Center for Public Health Systems and Services Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Richard Ingram, DrPH , College of Public Health, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
This research seeks to determine the relationship between local health department partnership and level of collaboration with other public health system entities (community health centers, physician practices, other health providers, emergency responders, schools, faith communities, and colleges and universities) and specific health outcomes (percent of births characterized as low birth weight, prevent of mothers receiving no care in the first trimester, pertussis rates, syphillis rates, CVD rates and colon cancer rates. This is a longitudinal study using data from the 2005 and 2008 NACCHO profile of Local Health Departments. This study will serve as a measure of partnerships and will be matched with roughly contemporaneous county level data from the 2008 edition of the Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) that will serve as measures of the health outcomes mentioned above. In addition, specific demographic characteristics thought to influence health contained in the CHSI will serve as control variables in the analysis. Appropriate statistical techniques, including ANOVA and regression, will be used to analyze this data. This research is currently being conducted, we have no results to divulge yet. However, it will be done prior to the APHA annual meeting. These findings will provide insight into the associations between system partnerships and health.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership
Provision of health care to the public
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Assess relationship between partnership and collaboration within local health departments and certain health outcomes, at the county level.

Keywords: Partnerships, Collaboration

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a doctoral student at the University of Kentucky. I am working on this project as part of my doctoral studies. I am also a research assistant at the Center for Public Health Systems and Services Research, at the University of Kentucky.
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.