Key Functions of Public Health Financial Management  

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Course Overview

Course Quality Rating
TBD

Course Description
This course reviews the key functions of public health financial management that local health officials should be able to describe. This course explores the value of employing the Fiscal Office Matrix (F.O.M) and the Public Health Uniform National Data System which are tools for assessing and making improvements to the key functions of a local health department’s fiscal office.

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Target Audience
General public health staff and human services workforce.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the key functions of public health financial management.
  2. Employ the Fiscal Office Matrix (F.O.M) for assessing and making improvements to the key functions of a local health department’s fiscal office.

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

  1. 7A.1 (Tier 1): Describes the structures, functions, and authorizations of governmental public health programs and organizations
  2. 7A.3 (Tier 1): Adheres to organizational policies and procedures
  3. 7A.4 (Tier 1): Describes public health funding mechanisms (e.g., categorical grants, fees, third-party reimbursement, tobacco taxes)
  4. 7A.5 (Tier 1): Contributes to development of program budgets
  5. 7A.6 (Tier 1): Provides information for proposals for funding (e.g., foundations, government agencies, corporations)
  6. 7A.7 (Tier 1): Provides information for development of contracts and other agreements for programs and services
  7. 7A.8 (Tier 1): Describes financial analysis methods used in making decisions about policies, programs, and services (e.g., cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, cost-utility analysis, return on investment)
  8. 7A.9 (Tier 1): Operates programs within budget
  9. 7A.11 (Tier 1): Motivates colleagues for the purpose of achieving program and organizational goals (e.g., participating in teams, encouraging sharing of ideas, respecting different points of view)
  10. 7A.12 (Tier 1): Uses evaluation results to improve program and organizational performance
  11. 7A.14, 7B.16, 7C.16. (Tiers 1, 2, & 3): Uses performance management systems for program and organizational improvement (e.g., achieving performance objectives and targets, increasing efficiency, refining processes, meeting Healthy People objectives, sustaining accreditation)
  12. 7B.1 (Tier 2): Explains the structures, functions, and authorizations of governmental public health programs and organizations
  13. 7B.2 (Tier 2): Identifies government agencies with authority to address specific community health needs (e.g., lead in housing, water fluoridation, bike lanes, emergency preparedness)
  14. 7B.3 (Tier 2): Implements policies and procedures of the governing body or administrative unit that oversees the organization (e.g., board of health, chief executive’s office, Tribal council)
  15. 7B.4 (Tier 2): Explains public health and health care funding mechanisms and procedures (e.g., categorical grants, fees, third-party reimbursement, tobacco taxes, value-based purchasing, budget approval process)
  16. 7B.5 (Tier 2): Justifies programs for inclusion in organizational budgets
  17. 7B.6 (Tier 2): Develops program budgets
  18. 7B.8 (Tier 2): Prepares proposals for funding (e.g., foundations, government agencies, corporations)
  19. 7B.9 (Tier 2): Negotiates contracts and other agreements for programs and services
  20. 7B.10 (Tier 2): Uses financial analysis methods in making decisions about policies, programs, and services (e.g., cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, cost-utility analysis, return on investment)
  21. 7B.11 (Tier 2): Manages programs within current and projected budgets and staffing levels (e.g., sustaining a program when funding and staff are cut, recruiting and retaining staff)
  22. 7B.13, 7C.13 (Tiers 2 & 3): Motivates personnel for the purpose of achieving program and organizational goals (e.g., participating in teams, encouraging sharing of ideas, respecting different points of view)
  23. 7C.1 (Tier 3): Assesses the structures, functions, and authorizations of governmental public health programs and organizations
  24. 7C.2 (Tier 3): Engages governmental agencies with authority to address specific community health needs (e.g., lead in housing, water fluoridation, bike lanes, emergency preparedness)
  25. 7C.3 (Tier 3): Manages the implementation of policies and procedures of the governing body or administrative unit that oversees the organization (e.g., board of health, chief executive’s office, Tribal council)
  26. 7C.4 (Tier 3): Leverages public health and health care funding mechanisms and procedures (e.g., categorical grants, fees, third-party reimbursement, tobacco taxes, value-based purchasing, budget approval process) for supporting population health services
  27. 7C.5 (Tier 3): Determines priorities for organizational budgets
  28. 7C.7 (Tier 3): Defends organizational budgets
  29. 7C.8 (Tier 3): Approves proposals for funding (e.g., foundations, government agencies, corporations)
  30. 7C.11 (Tier 3): Ensures that programs are managed within current and projected budgets and staffing levels (e.g., sustaining a program when funding and staff are cut, recruiting and retaining staff)
  31. 7C.14 (Tier 3): Oversees the use of evaluation results to improve program and organizational performance

Professional/Disciplinary Competencies
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Format
Online/ Self-Study

Credit /CEU
None available

Duration
34 mins.

Specifications
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Course Publication Date
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