Public Health Services and Systems Research: Building Evidence for Decision-Making
Application Deadline: March 27, 2012 3:00 PM EDT
External forces such as the economic downturn, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and new accreditation standards are changing public health services, structures, and resource allocations in ways that may affect the public’s health. This solicitation seeks to expand the evidence for effective decision-making in public health practice and policy through research that utilizes natural experiments to understand the effects of these external forces within communities and the resulting impact on population health. Research supported through this solicitation will respond to questions defined in the National Agenda for Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR).