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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Bishai D, Xu J, Sherry M
Strengthening the efferent arm in public health.
The purpose of the efferent arm in public health is to convene, coordinate, and shepherd the energy and resources of a community into collectively addressing shared health problems. The authors argue that the secret of an effective efferent arm is to focus on convening and communicating clearly the public health burdens and threats as widely as possible and to speak with authority about the evidence base of proven approaches.
Citation: Bishai D, Xu J, Sherry M . Strengthening the efferent arm in public health. Am J Public Health 2016 Jul;106(7):1196-7. doi: 10.2105/ajph.2016.303216.
Keywords: Evidence-Based Practice, Health Services Research (HSR), Public Health
Hsuan C, Rodriguez HP
The adoption and discontinuation of clinical services by local health departments.
The researchers identified factors associated with local health department (LHD) adoption and discontinuation of clinical services. They found that most LHDs are discontinuing clinical services over time. Those that cover a wide range of core public health functions are less likely to discontinue services when residents lack care access.
AHRQ-funded; AHRQ Predoctoral Traineeship.
Citation: Hsuan C, Rodriguez HP . The adoption and discontinuation of clinical services by local health departments. Am J Public Health 2014 Jan;104(1):124-33. doi: 10.2105/ajph.2013.301426..
Keywords: Public Health, Access to Care, Health Services Research (HSR)