The Foundation's Information for State Health Policy was designed to improve the capacity of state health statistics systems to support health policy making and program management.Under this Phase I planning grant, the Arkansas Department of Health will: (1) conduct a comprehensive review of the State's information needs for health policy development and program management; (2) set priorities among those needs; and (3) work with an interagency working group to establish plans for meeting the needs identified. The State of Arkansas will submit to the Foundation a report on planning activities and a detailed proposal for the implementation of a specific data system enhancement project to address the State's highest priority policy concern(s). It is anticipated that mechanisms thus established to link data systems development to policy and program needs will be sustained once Foundation support has ended, and could serve as models for other health policy areas and for other states. In addition, projects conducted under this Program will improve state-level data available to the Foundation for its program development and grant making activities in all its goal areas.
Amount Awarded $147,834.00
Awarded on: 1/23/1992
Time frame: 3/1/1992 - 9/30/1993
Grant Number: 19740