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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.

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Program Contacts

Contact Dr. James Bridgers of the HHS - Public Health Services at 240.777.4253 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
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 findings42222
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 1N/A0222
1  This was a new measure for FY21.
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Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved5114124.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.376950.00
FY23 Approved5491074.00