Public health's role in preparing for health care reform

The purpose of this project is to enable the Joint Council of Official Public Health Agencies to develop a coordinated strategic plan concerning public health's role in a reformed health care system. The major activities of the project include: (1) assessing the effect of health care reform on the mix of public health services (particularly population-based services) provided by state and local public health departments by region of the country and organizational structure of the health department; (2) identifying those population-based services that should be the responsibility of public agencies; and (3) developing an action plan to strengthen the capacity of state and local governments to carry out these core public health functions. The action plan will assess how current capacity compares to needed capacity to carry out these core public health functions; identify the priority action areas to build that capacity; and develop financing strategy recommendations. The project should provide useful information to state, local, and federal policymakers as well as the leadership of city, county, and state public health agencies. This project will complement a three-year HRSA contract to the Joint Council to help public health agencies prepare for their future human resources development (i.e., training) and data systems oversight needs and address issues related to access and primary care.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $182,587.00

Awarded on: 12/16/1993

Time frame: 1/1/1994 - 2/29/1996

Grant Number: 23110


Public Health Foundation

1300 L Street, N.W., Suite 800
Washington, 20005-4107


Jordan (Jud) Richland
Project Director