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Next Hot Topics Webinar: Impact of Local Health Spending on Maternal and Child Health

In the July Hot Topics, Betty Bekemeier, PhD, MPH, explains new results from the PHAST study that reveal strong relationships between local public health spending and infant mortality and low birth weights. She will also discuss what the information means for long-term planning.

In the July Hot Topics, Betty Bekemeier, PhD, MPH, explains new results from the PHAST study that reveal strong relationships between local public health spending and infant mortality and low birth weights. She will also discuss what the information means for long-term planning.

July 8, 2013

Since 2010, members of the Public Health Activities and Services Tracking (PHAST) study have been investigating how public spending impacts health. They now have new information to share that could help local health jurisdictions make better spending and staffing decisions and improve system performance.

In the July Hot Topics, Betty Bekemeier, PhD, MPH, lead researcher, explains the origins of the PHAST study and how public health leaders and managers are using their data to assess maternal and child health. She will focus on an example in which PHAST data revealed strong relationships between local public health spending and infant mortality and low birth weights, and what that information means for long-term planning. She will also invite opportunities for future collaboration with her research team.

Register today and learn about a new, real-time planning resource for local public health decision-making.

How Local Public Health Spending Impacts Birth Outcomes: Results from the PHAST study

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audiences:

  • Local, state, and tribal public health leaders and managers
  • State and local public health practitioners

Presenter:

Betty Bekemeier, PhD, MPH, FAAN, is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar and an active member of the Washington State Public Health Practice-Based Research Network. She researches public health systems and teaches at the University of Washington School of Nursing and the School of Public Health. Prior to joining the University of Washington, she worked in local public health practice in a variety of capacities including working in management, evaluation, and epidemiology, as well as a frontline public health nurse.

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