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Keeneland Conference: Day One

Apr 12, 2011, 3:17 PM

NewPublicHealth is in Lexington, Ky., through Thursday for the 2011 Public Health Systems and Services Research (PHSSR) Keeneland Conference. Sessions begin this afternoon.

Professor Douglas Scutchfield, the conference chair and the Peter P. Bosomworth Professor of Health Services Research and Policy at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, has laid out the key issues for this year’s conference:

  • Development of this year’s PHSSR research agenda with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Real world applications of PHSSR to inform practitioner decisions
  • Resource management — with an eye toward the current economic environment — and how best to decide what expenses a public health department might cut.

Speakers today include John Lumpkin, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Vice President and Director, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Ardis Hoven, M.D., Chair, American Medical Association Board of Trustees.

Check back here for ongoing coverage and posts throughout the conference, including a podcast with Dr. Lumpkin.

Follow @RWJF_PubHealth for real-time updates on Twitter (use the hashtag #PHSSRKC11) ; there will also be additional posts on Scutch’s Blog.

Weigh In: Has your health department struggled with how to handle a recent budget cut?

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF New Public Health blog.