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.
Check back here for ongoing coverage and posts throughout the conference, including a podcast with Dr. Lumpkin.
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This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF New Public Health blog.