The Foundation's Public Health Services and Systems Research program was designed to help establish the field of public health systems research as a needed resource that will enable governmental health agencies to improve their performance. The purpose of this study is to: (1) collect a body of state and local laws that govern public health agency organization and authority to act; (2) create an online database and coded legal dataset of public health laws in Nebraska; and (3) evaluate the use of the online system as well as associated changes in knowledge, attitudes and actions of the Nebraska public health workforce as a result of using the online system. Project deliverables will include the interactive online database and mapping system as well as a behind-the-scenes longitudinal coded legal dataset. Additional deliverables include a research brief detailing findings, policy/practice implications, and recommendations as well as a written report on the project and its findings for wide dissemination. Findings will be released within 12 months of the project's completion. The study will be a first step toward helping public health practitioners and researchers to systematically advance the use of law in public health service delivery and public health systems and services research.
Amount Awarded $200,000.00
Awarded on: 8/22/2013
Time frame: 9/15/2013 - 11/14/2015
Grant Number: 71266
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