Monday, January 18, 2010

New Efforts in Public Health

The New York State Department of Health was awarded a two year $90,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to lead a network to improve local public health services. The network will include the New York State Association of County Health Officials (NYSACHO), the University at Albany School of Public Health, the New York Academy of Medicine, the New York-New Jersey Public Health Training Center, and the Northeast Public Health Leadership Institute.

“On behalf of New York’s 58 local health departments, NYSACHO is pleased to participate in this research effort. As local health departments continue to be stretched to the limits in addressing community public health needs, the use of best practices is critical, along with having adequate resources and a strong public health workforce,” said Linda Wagner, NYSACHO Executive Director .

The NY Department of Health will work with the network organizations to conduct a small scale research project planned to lead to larger scale public health practice-based research projects in the future.