Oregon Health Authority

Cost Assessment Tool for Foundational Public Health Services

BERK worked with the Oregon Health Authority to create a tool distributed to the 34 governmental bodies representing local public health in Oregon. The primary purpose of this tool was to assess the costs associated with implementing a new governmental public health system across the State of Oregon. To do so, the tool created estimates customized to each governmental body in 35 categories by incorporating over a dozen demand factors. The tool included a central control panel that allows for changes to key assumptions, including inflation, time horizon, economies of scale, and minimum requirements in costs and labor.

These estimates will support the Oregon Health Authority in creating a legislative package requesting funding changes for the next decade. The tool fed into a model that allows future scenarios to be tested, including potential impacts on future budget needs.

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