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Assuring Quality in Public Health Services: Doing More with Less

Session 1004.0
Thursday, June 23 - 3:00PM-5:00PM

Public health, like many other areas of government, has encountered significant reductions in its funding from almost every source. Health departments continue to be asked to downsize their operations, while maintaining performance expectations from the public. Historically, public health departments have worked hard to maintain their programs and services in spite of budget reductions. Today, however, many of these reductions threaten core programs and responsibilities. This session focuses on strategies health departments are using to identify, prioritize and strengthen their core functions during tough economic times. Tools such as performance management; planning and prioritization; accreditation and quality improvement will be discussed.

Presenter Information

Moderator - Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN
Executive Director
Public Health Accreditation Board

Paul Kuehnert, MS, RN
Team Director for Public Health
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Gene Matthews, JD
Senior Fellow, North Carolina Institute for Public Health
University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health

Frances Phillips, RN
Deputy Secretary for Public Health
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

William Riley, PhD
Associate Dean
University of Minnesota School of Public Health