274942 Impact of the Economic Climate on Local Health Departmentsí Delivery of Prevention and Wellness Service Across the Life Span I

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Amy L. Radican-Wald, DrPH Candidate, MPH , Center for Mississippi Health Policy, Jackson, MS
The Mississippi Public Health Association (MPHA) responded to signals by state policymakers that the Mississippi Department of Health would experience deep funding cuts. MPHA devised policy priorities, sponsored a legislative breakfast, researched and published a fact sheet comparing public health funding with neighboring states, and hired a policy intern to follow the policy debates to update the membership in real time on this important issue. MPHA efforts were successful as evidenced by the proposed funding cuts not being implemented.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Recognize the impact of budget cuts on local public health services. Explore strategies that have been used to sustain local critical public health functions. Identify how partnerships can be employed to protect communities and deliver preventive services across the life span.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I currently serve on the Mississippi Public Health Association Board of Directors. I am formally educated in Public Health from two CEPH accredited programs, and I have worked in the field of public health in state government and non-profits at the statewide level for over 10 years.
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.