Return on Investment for Public Health Expenditures: A Societal Perspective with Local Applications

Year: 2010
Funding: NNPHI PHS1 Award
Status: Completed

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This study will determine the return on investment (ROI) from public health activities within California and for the Alameda County Department of Public Health, taking into account variations among racial/ethnic groups. Findings from this project will enable local health departments to accurately judge which types of programs most benefit their local populations.


  • How Effective are Public Health Departments at Preventing Mortality? (PHSSR Keeneland Conference 2012; AcademyHealth ARM 2012)



Timothy T. Brown
University of California Berkeley

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