TOP 5 YEAR IN RESEARCH ARTICLE FOR 2009
This study of 2,900 local public health agencies examines how agency spending varies by community and over time. The study used three cross-sectional surveys of 2,900 local public health agencies in the United States that was conducted by the National Association of County and City Health Officials in 1993, 1997, and 2005, and which were linked with existing information on population demographics, socioeconomic characteristics, and health resources.
The study shows that spending of the top 20 percent of public health agencies was 13 times more than the bottom 20 percent, putting some communities at a disadvantage.
- 1. Applying Health Services Research to Public Health Practice
- 2. Commentary
- 3. Geographic Variation in Public Health Spending
- 4. Toward Standardized, Comparable Public Health Systems Data
- 5. The Public Health and Economic Benefits of Taxing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
- 6. Introducing Quality Improvement Methods into Local Public Health Departments
- 7. A Framework to Measure the Value of Public Health Services
- 8. Agency Discretion and Public Health Service Delivery