3311.0 Impact of the Economic Climate on Local Health Departmentsí Delivery of Prevention and Wellness Service Across the Life Span

Monday, October 29, 2012: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The sluggish US economic climate has presented both challenges and opportunities for health departments. NACCHO (2012) estimates that almost 40,000 local health department positions have been lost from 2008 to 2011. This session will explore what health departments across the country are doing to respond in tight economic times and how public health personnel have mobilized to minimize the impact of budget cuts on the delivery of vital public health services. A success story in delivering the message of the critical nature of funding public health to legislators will be discussed.
Session 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 lifespan.
Shari Kinney, DrPH, RN
Shari Kinney, DrPH, RN

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Organized by: APHA-Council on Affiliates
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus

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