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Doctor of Public Health in Public Health Leadership (Dr.P.H.)
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Dissertation (open access)
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The US public health system has been underfunded for decades, despite its significant mandate of improving overall population health outcomes. This ecological study evaluates the association between state public health funding and population health outcomes and the role of state public health funding in reducing state-level health disparities. The findings show that the relationships between public health investments and improvements in health outcomes and health disparity in states are moderated by socioeconomic contextual factors. The findings suggest a need for continued and increased public health investments, tailored to community needs and context
Akubu-Odero, Maureen K., "States' Public Health Funding and Population Health Outcomes: An Examination Through a Socio-Ecological Lens" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2472.
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