Keeneland Conference: That's a Wrap

Apr 15, 2011, 4:29 PM

Thanks for following along with our coverage as we reported from the 2011 Keeneland Conference in Lexington, KY, writing about news from researchers, practitioners and policymakers who are working to improve the public health system. Did you miss some of our posts? Check out our Keeneland Conference roundup below.

Economic Shocks and Public Health Decision-making: How Can Research Help?

Glen P. Mays weighs in on how the economic downturn — combined with a shifting political landscape and changing policy priorities — is forcing state and local public health professionals to confront difficult choices on a daily basis.

Join the #PHSSRKC11 Conversation

Whether you’re in Lexington or anywhere else around the country, you can follow and contribute to the Keeneland Conference conversation by following and using the Twitter hashtag #PHSSRKC11. You can also follow it right here on NewPublicHealth.

New Coordinating Center for PHSSR Launched at the University of Kentucky

Public health systems and services research has a new place to call home.

The new National Coordinating Center for PHSSR was announced Tuesday at the PHSSR Keeneland Conference.

Keeneland Conference: A Conversation with John Lumpkin sat down with Dr. John Lumpkin, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Vice President and Director of the RWJF Health Care Practice, to talk about the intersection of public health and health care.

Nicole Lurie: Strength Needed in Time of Emergency

Nicole Lurie, M.D., MSPH, Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, brought the message of emergency preparedness to the researchers, students, academics, and public health practitioners on the last day of the 2011 Public Health Systems and Services Research Keeneland Conference.

Positive Deviants: What Health Departments Can Learn From Them

If a health department outperforms its peers in a crisis situation, what is the best way to draw key lessons from that performance and use them to help other communities respond better the next time a crisis strikes?

Weigh in: If you were at Keeneland, what did you learn from the conference? What public health delivery issues would you like to see addressed through research?

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