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Program Description

  Health Planning and Epidemiology

The Health Planning and Epidemiology program serves as the expert in planning and analytic epidemiology within HHS and is responsible for community health needs assessment, program evaluations, disease surveillance and outbreak investigations, health statistics and data management, epidemiology and biostatistics, ongoing development and maintenance of a population data warehouse, and special research projects in collaboration with internal and external partners and academic institutions. The program coordinates and assists with annual performance measure reporting and is responsible for coordinating the students' internship and practicum within Public Health Services. The program provides data and epidemiology support to programs within Public Health Services and DHHS, internal/external partners, as well as support to the Health Officer and the DHHS Director's Office.

Program Contacts

Contact Dr. Travis Gayles of the HHS - Public Health Services at 240.777.1211 or Lindsay Lucas of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2766 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of community health outcome and social determinants of health indicators tracked250250250250250
Number of presentations accepted or invited to conferences/meetings to communicate health statistics and research findings74444
Expansion of the knowledge base on community health outcomes for improved decision making as measured by the number of foundational public health surveillance/research reports/publications released 13N/A333
1  The epidemiology team's work centered on COVID-19 surveillance in 2020. Reporting on publications will resume in FY21.

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved4976794.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.137330.00
FY22 Approved5114124.00