Development of a foundational capabilities
and foundational areas framework builds on a 2012 Institute of Medicine report [PDF-1.56MB] that recommended
identifying a "minimum package of public health services” (recommendation 8),
as well as efforts in Washington,
Ohio [PDF-969KB], and other states to define such
foundational capabilities and areas.
to "cost out” the foundational capabilities and foundational areas
framework is under way by Dr. Glen Mays, University of Kentucky, and a group
of experts, with initial estimates coming late this fall.