• Journal Article

Measuring public health practice and outcomes in chronic disease: A call for coordination

Citation

Porterfield, D., Rogers, T., Glasgow, L. M., & Beitsch, L. M. (2015). Measuring public health practice and outcomes in chronic disease: A call for coordination. American Journal of Public Health, 105(Suppl 2), S180-S188. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302238

Abstract

A strategic opportunity exists to coordinate public health systems and services researchers' efforts to develop local health department service delivery measures and the efforts of divisions within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) to establish outcome indicators for public health practice in chronic disease. Several sets of outcome indicators developed by divisions within NCCDPHP and intended for use by state programs can be tailored to assess outcomes of interventions within smaller geographic areas or intervention settings. Coordination of measurement efforts could potentially allow information to flow from the local to the state to the federal level, enhancing program planning, accountability, and even subsequent funding for public health practice