Defining Organizational Capacity for Public Health Services and Systems Research

The article describes the myriad capacity constructs within public health and other research fields and proposes an expanded conceptual model for public health systems and services research (PHSSR) that emphasizes capacity within a systems framework. Also, a list of measures has been highlighted to begin developing a capacity construct specifically for PHSSR.

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  • Research and Evaluation: The purpose of this article was to review research frameworks and capacity measures in various disciplines to expand the existing PHSSR conceptual framework.


Meyer, A. M., Davis, M., & Mays, G. P. (2012). Defining organizational capacity for public health services and systems research. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 18(6), 535–544.