Impact of Local Health Spending on Maternal and Child Health: Results from the PHAST Study

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Date Developed: 7/16/2013. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): Betty Bekemeier. Type: Video Webinar. Level: Intermediate. Length: 60 minutes.


In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Betty Bekemeier explains how results from the Public Health Activities and Services Tracking (PHAST) Study can help local health jurisdictions understand their impact on population health and plan accordingly.

Learning Objectives

• Describe the opportunities that exist for practice-based research and practical decision-making using detailed local health department data.

• Describe three ways public health practice partners have added rigor to the PHAST study findings.

• Describe findings related to the role of targeted spending in impacting health outcomes.

• Describe the relationship between health outcomes and related maternal and child health spending among local health jurisdictions in Florida and Washington State.

Special Instructions

Registration required.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.