Public health systems and services research (PHSSR) is defined as "a field of study that examines the organization, financing, and delivery of public health services within communities and the impact of those services." PHSSR is a relatively young field and suffers from a paucity of research resources. In this article, we describe the development and utility of a data resource, housed on the Health Services and Sciences Research Resources website maintained by the National Library of Medicine, which provides easy access to instruments, indices, and datasets that are relevant to PHSSR researchers. We also investigate efforts to promote the use and dissemination of these data resources, including the awarding of research grants and the organization of a PHSSR conference.
Support for this project was provided in part by a grant from RWJF, Princeton, New Jersey. This project was also made possible with support from the National Library of Medicine.
Scutchfield, F. Douglas; Lawhorn, Nikki; Ingram, Rick; Pérez, Debra Joy; Brewer, Rick; and Bhandari, Michelyn, "Public Health Systems and Services Research: Dataset Development, Dissemination, and Use" (2009). Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health Faculty Publications. 4.