This study examines how the allocation of resources across medical, social, and public health services at the county level influences the relative success in controlling the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic. The project focuses on resource allocation decisions across sectors as a collective impact process that may influence the ability of organizations to cooperate effectively across sectors in responding to the pandemic. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University will collaborate with the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO), representatives of public health, medical care, and social services sectors to complete the study. Findings will be used to inform counties on how spending allocations for medical, social and public health services can improve population health during a pandemic.
- Beth Resnick, DrPH, MPH, Senior Scientist and Director, Office of Public Health Practice and Training at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- David Bishai, MD, MPH, PhD, Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Health Officer of Hartford County
- Carolina Cardona Cabrera, MHS, PhD candidate in Health Economics in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health