An expanding body of research-tested public health interventions exist to prevent disease and injury and promote health on a population-wide basis, such as those profiled in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guide to Community Preventive Services, but adoption and implementation of these strategies vary widely across states and communities.
Public health services are delivered through diffuse constellations of governmental agencies and their private-sector and community-based counterparts using implementation mechanisms that are poorly understood. The studies presented will examine how economic, organizational, and inter-organizational network characteristics influence the implementation of public health services across states and communities.
Economic, Organizational, and Network Variation in Public Health Services Delivery
Glen Mays, PhD, MPH, and Cezar B. Mamaril, PhD, MS, University of Kentucky, College of Public Health