In the MPROVE study, six Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks worked collaboratively to first select, then collect and analyze measures of public health service delivery across more than 300 local practice settings. The final set of measures investigated the reach, volume, intensity, and quality of public health delivery in three domains of activity: chronic disease prevention, communicable disease control, and environmental health protection. The multi-network registry of measures that was created from this project is currently being used to examine the causes and consequences of variation in local public health service delivery.
The Public Health Activities and Services Tracking (PHAST) team continues to refine the MPROVE measures in consultation with public health practitioners and researchers, with hopes of standardizing a nationwide system for reporting public health activities and services. For more information on MPROVE and PHAST, click here.