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Case Western School of Medicine receives RWJF grant to establish a public health research network
Date:11/19/2009

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The CWRU Master of Public Health program will function as the fiscal agent and lead agency for RAPHI. It will focus initially on how public health can use information technology to improve services to the public by conducting cutting-edge research in public health practice settings with local health departments and their communities, serving as the laboratory and with public health practitioners, developing the research questions of interest.

Objectives include: 1. Create an inclusive Ohio-wide PHPBRN. 2. Improve the efficiency and efficacy of public health practice through research involving the quality of provision of essential public health services. 3. Share research tasks among many local health departments in order to decrease the burden of effort and to achieve valid and generalizable outcomes. 4. Establish ongoing commitment to organizational structure; support of network members; collaboration between public health practice and academic public health; and expansion of the research network activities. 5. Investigate the scope of data sources common among local health departments. 6. Link local health department practitioners with investigators experienced in PHPBRNs. 7. Facilitate involvement of health professions students in population health research. 8. Assure research is driven by RAPHI members and bears pragmatic significance to public health practice. 9. Identify and act on funding opportunities.

All Ohio local health departments are invited to participate. Initial focus will be on the local health departments that are affiliated with the five academic public health programs located across Ohio (Case Western Reserve University MPH program; Ohio State University College of Public Health; Northwest Ohio Consortium MPH program {University of To
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Contact: Christina DeAngelis
cat41@case.edu
216-368-3635
Case Western Reserve University
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