System helps public health officials identify priorities to better allocate resources
May 1, 2012
Two areas of focus in the One Health/One Medicine initiative are public health and finding better understanding of health care laws. This MU researcher is focusing on both of those things.
From MU News Bureau
COLUMBIA, Mo. – As the United States grapples with health care reform, much attention has focused on the importance of preventative health care. Now, a researcher at the University of Missouri has developed a system that could help public health care organizations determine the best method of allocating resources by prioritizing health risk factors and conditions – in some cases before these conditions become major health problems.
“Every state, county and community has different trends and needs in public health,” said Eduardo Simoes, chair of the Department of Health Management and Informatics in the MU School of Medicine. “By reviewing localized data and previous research that examined promotion and preventive interventions, public health officials can create and fund programs that target the most important issues in their communities.” More…