Measuring the value of public health systems

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.The purpose of this project is to assess how the value of governmental public health systems (GPHS) could be defined and measured. GPHS is a state and local governmental apparatus designed to assess and respond to threats to the public's health through population-based and individual health services. Using qualitative analyses, including a literature review and interviews of key stakeholders, the researchers will examine how other public or quasi-public entities define and measure value, the methodologies used to measure value, the criteria for determining and measuring value and how measuring the value of these services would affect other important dimensions of public health systems, such as accountability. The objective of this study is to develop ways for policy makers to incorporate value measures for governmental public health system activities into resource allocation decisions.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $124,999.00

Awarded on: 2/13/2006

Time frame: 3/1/2006 - 5/31/2007

Grant Number: 56782


University of Michigan School of Public Health

1420 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, 48109-2013


Peter D. Jacobson
Project Director