Structural Capacities, Processes and Performance of Essential Public Health Services by Small Local Public Health Systems

What factors influence the performance of small local public health agencies (LPHA) in Wisconsin? The researchers identified key factors by determining the contributions of specific structural capacities and processes in providing three public health services: 1) monitoring health status, 2) mobilizing community partnerships, and 3) developing policies and plans. The objective of the study was to gain insight into specific factors that can improve the quality of small local public health systems in order to assist policymakers and administrators with targeting resources and technical assistance.