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Next Hot Topics Webinar: Making the Case for Foundational Public Health Services

In the June Hot Topics, Barry Kling, MSPH, explains an initiative in Washington State to secure sustainable public health funding.

In the June Hot Topics, Barry Kling, MSPH, explains an initiative in Washington State to define foundational public health services and secure sustainable funding for their implementation.

June 11, 2014

Public health budgets have steadily eroded for more than a decade. To make the case for new, sustainable funding mechanisms, public health leaders must help decision makers understand which public health activities should exist in every community and how much they would cost.

In the June session of Hot Topics, Barry Kling, MSPH, explains an initiative in Washington State to secure sustainable public health funding that has attracted national attention. Kling will share how state and local public health leaders defined a set of foundational public health services that assures a functioning, statewide system. He will explain how the Washington team determined cost estimates for these services and how they are building broad support for their work.

Register today to learn about local and national efforts to secure sustainable funding for essential public health services.

Making the Case for Foundational Public Health Services

Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audiences

  • Local, state, and tribal public health professionals
  • Board of health members and other elected officials
  • Administrators and managers

Presenters

Barry Kling, MSPH, is the Administrator for the Chelan-Douglas Health District, which serves roughly 110,000 people in two central Washington counties. Before joining the Health District, he worked in local public health in Wyoming, Idaho, and Michigan. Kling also developed and implemented rural health and provider education programs for twenty years at the University of Missouri. 

About Hot Topics in Practice

Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss issues affecting public health practice.

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