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Betty Bekemeier Develops Model to Guide Public Health Service Data Collection and Assessment

Posted: 11/14/2017 (CSDE Research)

In a recent article, affiliate Betty Bekemeier, Professor in the Department of Nursing, seeks to help bridge the gap in understanding between provision of public health services and their outcomes at the state and local level. In the article, published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Bekemeier and her co-author discuss the model they developed—with the aid of practice partners—to guide the creation of standardized systems for collecting data on preventative health services and assessing their reach and performance. The first of its kind, the model will help to shape efforts to measure and track local health department services, along with their effects on state and community health. The full article is available below.

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