This study assessed the variability in investigation, prevention, and control of communicable diseases of public health significance among Washington State local health jurisdictions
Washington State residents receive different public health advice and services for communicable disease issues depending on where they reside in the state. Unnecessary variation is undesirable and may undermine public confidence in the public health system. Additional research is needed to better understand reasons for these differences and to determine whether there are policy, funding, or programmatic changes that could address areas in need of standardization..
The Journal of Public Health Management & Practice Focuses on Advances in Public Health Services and Systems Research
- 1. Advancing the Science of Delivery
- 2. Expanding Delivery System Research in Public Health Settings
- 3. Public Health Law Research: Exploring Law in Public Health Systems
- 4. Developing a Taxonomy for the Science of Improvement in Public Health
- 5. Public Health Services and Systems Research: Current State of Finance Research
- 6. Governance Typology
- 7. Diffusion of Practice-Based Research in Local Public Health
- 8. Defining Organizational Capacity for Public Health Services and Systems Research
- 9. Measuring the Authority of Local Public Health Directors in the Context of Organizational Structure
- 10. The Extent of Interorganizational Resource Sharing Among Local Health Departments
- 11. Health Districts as Quality Improvement Collaboratives and Multi-Jurisdictional Entities
- 12. Information-Seeking Behaviors and Other Factors Contributing to Successful Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices in Local Health Departments
- 13. Assessing the Roles of Brokerage
- 14. Structural and Organizational Characteristics Associated With Performance of Essential Public Health Services in Small Jurisdictions
- 15. Assessment of Workforce Capacity for Local Health Departments in Nebraska
- 16. Topology of Local Health Officials' Advice Networks
- 17. Composition and Duties of Local Boards of Health
- 18. Local Health Departments and Specific Maternal and Child Health Expenditures
- 19. Variability in Practices for Investigation, Prevention, and Control of Communicable Diseases Among Washington State's Local Health Jurisdictions
Report examines, compares and contrasts Massachusetts and Utah health insurance exchanges.
Report examines issues states will face as they integrate Medicaid into the exchange.
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