Transforming. Modernizing. Improving. Evolving. No single word can precisely define the movement underway to transform the public health system into one that can efficiently and effectively meet the health challenges of the 21st century.
With a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, three states – Ohio, Oregon and Washington – are participating in a learning community supported by the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI). Our ultimate goal? To test and implement the systems transformations required to ensure that all residents have equitable access to public health.
Transforming Public Health Systems: Stories from 21st Century States, Part II, chronicles the progress of three states toward building a new model for public health built on implementing a minimum package of foundational public health services that “must be available everywhere for the system to work anywhere.”
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