|Davis and Erwin receive Robert Wood Johnson grants to work with local health agencies|
|February 16, 2009|
The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health's North Carolina Institute for Public Health and a graduate student in health policy and administration have received grants from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to work with local North Carolina health agencies.
Mary V. Davis, DrPH, director of evaluation services at the Institute and principal investigator on the Institute grant, will explore how accreditation has influenced North Carolina's local health departments, including whether the process has improved the delivery of services and health outcomes. Examining whether accreditation improves service delivery and health outcomes could provide information to improve the North Carolina accreditation program.
This project ultimately will provide information to improve national public health accreditation efforts.
Working with Davis are Edward L. Baker, MD, MPH, director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health and research professor of health policy and management; Dorothy Cilenti, MPH, a doctor of public health candidate and Institute deputy director for operations and management; J. Michael Bowling, PhD, research associate professor of health behavior and health education; and Margaret M. Cannon, MPH, and Elizabeth P. Mahanna, MPH, research associates at the Institute.
Paul Erwin, MD, doctoral student in health policy and management, also received funding to examine how changes in state-level health systems - including health agencies, health departments and hospitals - have affected health outcomes in states over the past 15 years. The project will help determine the effect of quality improvement efforts in state health departments on health outcomes.
|Last updated February 24, 2009|