A Study of Nebraska's Local Public Health Agency Model
In 2008, the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center was awarded a two-year grant through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to assess the benefit, challenges, and performance of Nebraska's regional public health agency model. This project consisted of three research aims, each exploring unique elements of a regional public health agency model and the impact of such a model on the performance of core public health functions.
Assess various aspects of the structural capacity as well as the political and social environment of local health departments (LHDs) in Nebraska and examine the relationship between county composition and the performance of core public health functions for regional LHDs in Nebraska.
Examine issues related to community partnerships in the context of regional LHDs.
Understand the challenges that regional LHDs face in making decisions about resource allocation and prioritization and the implications of those decisions for public health practice and performance.
Li-Wu Chen, PhD
Department of Health Services Research & Administration
College of Public Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
David Palm, PhD
Office of Community Health Development
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Michelle Lampman, MA
Sara Roberts, MPH
Liyan Xu, MS
Janelle Jacobson, MPH
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