The hallmark of public health is population-level intervention. However, current public health funding in Kentucky is largely programmatic or disease-based. As a result, public health leaders are not able to appropriately utilize present resources to pursue population health endeavors. However, a recent transformation of the public health system has emphasized multisector partnerships and efficient funding mechanisms that may increase resources to pursue population-level health interventions based on community health assessments.
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Howard J. Fiscal Challenges and Anticipated Changes to Kentucky's Population Health System. J Appalach Health 2020;2(3):1–4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.13023/jah.0203.01
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