Causes and consequences of change in local public health spending

The Foundation's Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization program was designed to support research, demonstration, and evaluation projects examining major changes in health care financing.This grant supports researchers to examine the causes and consequences of change in local public health agency spending. In particular, they will address the following questions: (1) how have local health spending levels and funding sources changed over the past decade; (2) how have disparities in spending levels changed among communities defined by population size, rural/urban location, socioeconomic and racial/ethnic composition and structural characteristics of the public health system; (3) to what extent have economic, demographic and policy-related factors precipitated change in local public health spending levels and funding sources over this period; and (4) to what extent are changes in local public health spending associated with changes in local population health status and disease burden. The objective of the study is to assist policy makers at the federal, state and local levels in crafting desirable strategies for funding local public health services and to provide insight into the effects of changes in spending on population health, correcting existing gaps and disparities in the allocation of resources.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $115,973.00

Awarded on: 2/13/2006

Time frame: 3/1/2006 - 8/31/2007

Grant Number: 56469


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

4301 West Markham Street
Little Rock, 72205-7101


Glen P. Mays
Project Director