Add to item 1: How do these factors vary across states?
3.B-Public Health Systems Costs, Performance, and Outcomes
What are the factors in a state legislatures' determination of how to allocate funding to health departments? (e.g., conditioning allocations on specific outcomes or metrics of value?)
What legal models currently exist or could be developed to promote public health funding that is sustainable and facilitates the necessary public health functions?
How should value be measured? What are the methods are applicable? Do health departments have the staff capabilities/capacity to use such methods?
Have state legislatures addressed financing in a systematic or ad hoc way? Does variation exist at the state level as a function of whether the public health system is centralized or decentralized?
What are useful short-term and intermediate outcomes to determine the adequacy of governmental public health systems financing and performance?
What are the inputs leading to such intermediate and long-term outcomes?