Brown ArrowPublic Health Services and Systems Research

Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) examines questions that relate to the financing, organization and delivery of public health services - and how those factors translate to population health.

Note: Links are for U.S. resources only.


  • Jan-03-2020

    Call for Applications for the 2020 USPHS IPEC Award Details

    The fourth call for applications for the Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaborative Award is now open! The 2020 United States Public Health Service Department (USPHS) and Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Award will showcase interprofessional efforts to positively impact community health. Applications close at 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Monday, February 3, 2020.


  • APHA Internships & Fellowships Details

    Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for unpaid APHA internships that offer practical work experience.

  • CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program Details

    The CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program aims to expand the capacity of CDC programs to conduct evaluation and increase its usefulness and impact. The two-year program is targeted at PhD or master's degree professionals with backgrounds in evaluation, behavioral and social sciences, public health, and other disciplines related to CDC's work.

  • Emerging Leaders in Public Health Details

    The Emerging Leaders in Public Health is an 18-month leadership development initiative launched in 2014 as a way to equip local public health officers with knowledge and skills to lead in today's changing health care environment.

  • Funding Opportunities: National Coordinating Center for PHSSR Details

    Check here for new research funding opportunities managed through the National Coordinating Center for PHSSR and Public Health PBRNs. Other websites with potential funds are also listed.

  • Grants, Funding & Fellowships for the Public Health Workforce Details

    Links to opportunities for fellowships, grants and other awards, including PHSSR, from members of the Partners project.

  • NACCHO Career Network Details

    Interactive job board for online employment connections with a focus on local health departments and public health professions. Employers can post jobs online and search for qualified candidates. Job seekers can learn about employers and employment opportunities in public health, post resumes, browse and view available jobs.

  • Population Health Training in Place Program (PH-TIPP) Details

    Established in 2015, PH-TIPP provides the opportunity for employees working at full-time positions in public, private, and academic organizations to hone their skills in program evaluation as well as policy analysis and development with a focus on topics that improve the health of populations.


  • AcademyHealth Public Health Systems Research Interest Group Details

    This Interest Group of more than 1,500 individuals-including researchers, students, public health practitioners, federal agency staff, and policymakers-shares an interest in exploring and enhancing the U.S. public health system by formulating, translating, and applying the PHSR evidence base."

  • AcademyHealth Public Health Systems Research Interest Group Annual Meeting Details

    Information about the group, including a link to the annual conference held in conjunction with the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to showcase research, facilitate networking, and encourage discussion on research and policy issues surrounding public health systems research.

  • American Public Health Association (APHA) Details

    APHA is an Association of individuals and organizations working to improve the public's health and to achieve equity in health status for all. We promote the scientific and professional foundation of public health practice and policy, advocate the conditions for a healthy global society, emphasize prevention and enhance the ability of members to promote and protect environmental and community health.

  • Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Details

    The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) is the voice of accredited public health education, representing the schools and programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), as well as associate members, which are schools or programs that intend to become fully accredited. ASPPH is the membership organization for these prestigious academic institutions.

  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Details

    National nonprofit organization representing the state and territorial public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia.

  • Environmental Health Resources Details

  • National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS) Details

    NAPHSIS is the professional association of state vital records and public health statistics offices in the United States.

  • National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Details

    NACCHO is the national organization representing local public health agencies. NACCHO works to support efforts that protect and improve the health of all people and all communities by promoting national policy, developing resources and programs, seeking health equity and supporting effective local public health practice and systems.

  • National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH) Details

    The National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH) is the national voice for boards of health.

  • National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) Details

    Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research and the Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRN) National Coordinating Center, both housed at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., collaborate to explore the impact of specific public health strategies on the quality and performance of the United States public health system.

  • National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) Details

    Membership organization that fosters networking and collaboration among public health institutes and multi-sector partners. Programs include the National Public Health Performance Standards Program and a program dedicated specifically to PHSSR.

  • National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP) Details

    National Partnership initiative that has developed National Public Health Performance Standards for state and local public health systems and for public health governing bodies to support performance assessment and systems improvement.

  • Natural Language Processing Workbench Web Services Details

    Program tasked to develop an NLP Workbench for researchers and public health agencies.

  • Office of the U.S. Surgeon General Details

  • Public Health Accreditation Board Details

    Provides information about a national voluntary accreditation program for state, local, territorial and tribal public health departments. The goal of the accreditation program is to improve and protect the health of every community by advancing the quality and performance of public health departments.

  • Public Health Activities and Services Tracking (PHAST) Details

    PHAST works on a variety of projects that develop processes and systems to improve data use by state and local public health departments across the United States. They work to create reliable comparisons across space and time, enabling data-driven decision making to improve population health.

  • Public Health Foundation (PHF) Details

    Dedicated to achieving healthy communities through research, training, and technical assistance. For more than 35 years, this national, non-profit organization has been creating new information and helping health agencies and other community health organizations connect to and more effectively use information to manage and improve performance, understand and use data, and strengthen the workforce.

  • Public Health Informatics Institute Details

  • Public Health Institute (PHI) Details

    The organization generates and promotes research, leadership and partnerships to build capacity for strong public health policy, programs, systems and practices.

  • Public Health Practice Council (PHPC) Details

    Organizational focus for external workforce development activities within CDC.

  • Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks Details

    The Public Health Practice - Based Research Networks (PBRN) Program is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that supports the development of research networks for studying the comparative effectiveness, efficiency and equity of public health strategies in real-world practice settings. A PBRN brings public health agencies together with academic research partners to identify pressing research questions of interest, design rigorous and relevant studies, execute research effectively, and translate findings rapidly into practice. The National Coordinating Center for the Public Health PBRN Program, based at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, provides resources and technical assistance to the networks for developing and operating research projects. The Coordinating Center also organizes cross cutting and multi - network research studies designed to evaluate and compare public health strategies implemented across diverse practice settings.

  • Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange (PHQIX) Details

    Searchable site for public health professionals interested in learning and sharing information about quality improvement (QI) in public health.

  • Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Details

    The Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) is an independent, international professional association made up of a diverse membership of health education professionals and students. The Society promotes healthy behaviors, healthy communities, and healthy environments through its membership, its network of local chapters, and its numerous partnerships with other organizations.