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  • Beitsch, L., Pattnaik, A., & Madamala, K. (submitted). The QI Story Behind the Multi-State Learning Collaborative Storyboards: Lessons Learned from a Review of 162 Public Health QI Projects. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Campbell, K., Rodriguez, J., Saunders, C., Beitsch, L., Clift, R., Alvarez, J., & Reich, D. (submitted). Florida's Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Clinical and Academic Practice. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Epstein, P., Moran, J., & Beitsch, L. (submitted). An Organizational Performance Management System for Public Health Based on the PDCA Approach. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Geletko, K., Brooks, R., Hunt, A., & Beitsch, L. (submitted). State Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness Programs in the US: Forgotten Driver of Access to Health Care in Underserved Areas. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Goldstein, B., Baumgartner, E., Beitsch, L., Bradberry, S., Buckner, A., Joseph, J., Kimbrell, J., Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., Lichtveld, M., Osofsky, H., J, O., Picou, S., Rehner, T., & Rohrer, G. (submitted). Facilitating Public Health Resilience in a Disaster Prone Area: The Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP). Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Yeager, V., Menachemi, N., Ginter, P., Sen, B., Beitsch, L., & Savage, G. (submitted). Are Local Public Health Partnerships Related to Improved Health Outcomes? An Analysis Using Smoking Prevalence. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Beitsch, L., Riley, W., & Bender, K. (in press). Embedding QI into Accreditation: Evolving from Theory to Practice. Journal of Public Health Management Practice.
  • Beitsch, L. M., Rider, N. L., Joly, B. M., Leep, C., & Polyak, G. (in press). Driving a Public Health Culture of Quality: How Far Down the Highway Have Local Health Departments Traveled? Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.
  • DeAngelo, J. W., Beitsch, L. M., Beaudry, M., Corso, L., Estes, L., & Bialek, R. (in press). Turning Point Revisited: Launching the Next Generation of Performance Management in Public Health. Journal of Public Health Management Practice.
  • Park, C. S., Hado, B., Keeling, J., Beitsch, L. M., & Merrill, J. (in press). Preliminary findings from an interventional study using network analysis to support management in local health departments in Florida. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research.
  • Yeager, V., Menachemi, N., Ginter, P., Sen, B., Savage, G., & Beitsch, L. (in press). Using Resource Dependency Theory to Measure the Environment in Health Care Organizational Studies: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Health Care Management Review.
  • Beitsch, L. M., Carretta, H., McKeever, J., Pattnaik, A., & Gillen, S. (2013). The quantitative story behind the quality improvement storyboards: a synthesis of quality improvement projects conducted by the multi-state learning collaborative. Journal of Public Health Management Practice, 19(4), 330-40. doi:10.1097/PHH.0b013e3182629054.
  • Beitsch, L. M., Polyak, G., Gold, M., Teutsch, S., & Baciu, A. (2013). Catapulting the chasm: or how to avoid wasting a perfectly good fiscal disaster. American Journal of Public Health, 103(6), e11-3. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2013.301274.
  • Carretta, H. J., Chukmaitov, A., Beitsch, L., Tang, A., & Shin, J. (2013). Examination of hospital characteristics and patient quality outcomes using four inpatient quality indicators and 30-day all-cause mortality. American Journal of Medical Quality, 28(1), 46-55. doi:10.1177/1062860612444459
  • Livingood, W. C., Morris, M., Sorensen, B., Chapman, K., Rivera, L., Beitsch, L., Street, P., Coughlin, S., Smotherman, C., & Wood, D. (2013). Revenue sources for essential services in Florida: findings and implications for organizing and funding public health. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 19(4), 371-8. doi:10.1097/PHH.0b013e318269e41c.
  • Yeager, V. A., Menachemi, N., Ginter, P. M., Sen, B. P., Savage, G. T., & Beitsch, L. M. (2013). Environmental factors and quality improvement in county and local health departments. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 19(3), 240-9. doi:10.1097/PHH.0b013e31825f74b2.
  • Geletko, K., Hunt, A., & Beitsch, L. (2012). Impact of the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury compensation Association (NICA) on Attorney and Obstetrician Practices. Florida Public Health Review, 2012(9), 263-271.
  • Madamala, K., Sellers, K., Beitsch, L. M., Pearsol, J., & Jarris, P. (2012). Quality improvement and accreditation readiness in state public health agencies. Journal of Public Health Management Practice, 18(1), 9-18. doi:10.1097/PHH.0b013e3182367d91.
  • Matthews, G. W., Markiewicz, M., & Beitsch, L. M. (2012). Legal frameworks supporting public health department accreditation: lessons learned from 10 states. Journal of Public Health Management Practice, 18(1), E8-E16. doi:10.1097/PHH.0b013e31822f62b0.
  • Riley, W. J., Lownik, E. M., Scutchfield, F. D., Mays, G. P., Corso, L. C., & Beitsch, L. M. (2012). Public health department accreditation: setting the research agenda. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 42(3), 263-71. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2011.10.021.
  • Tsilimingras, D., Rosenberg, E. I., & Beitsch, L. M. (2012). The Challenges of Developing a Patient Safety Curriculum for Medical School. Medical Science Educator, 65.
  • Madamala, K., Sellers, K., Beitsch, L. M., Pearsol, J., & Jarris, P. E. (2011). Structure and functions of state public health agencies in 2007. American Journal of Public Health, 101(7), 1179-86. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2010.300011
  • Beitsch, L. M., Leep, C., Shah, G., Brooks, R. G., & Pestronk, R. M. (2010). Quality improvement in local health departments: results of the NACCHO 2008 survey. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 16(1), 49-54. doi:10.1097/PHH.0b013e3181bedd0c.
  • Corso, L. C., Lenaway, D., Beitsch, L. M., Landrum, L. B., & Deutsch, H. (2010). The national public health performance standards: driving quality improvement in public health systems. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 16(1), 19-23. doi:10.1097/PHH.0b013e3181c02800.
  • Riley, W. J., Beitsch, L. M., Parsons, H. M., & Moran, J. W. (2010). Quality improvement in public health: where are we now? Journal of Public Health Management Practice, 16(1), 1-2. doi:10.1097/PHH.0b013e3181c2c7cc.
  • Riley, W. J., Moran, J. W., Corso, L. C., Beitsch, L. M., Bialek, R., & Cofsky, A. (2010). Defining quality improvement in public health. Journal of Public Health Management Practice, 16(1), 5-7. doi:10.1097/PHH.0b013e3181bedb49.
  • Brooks, R. G., Beitsch, L. M., Street, P., & Chukmaitov, A. (2009). Aligning public health financing with essential public health service functions and National Public Health Performance Standards. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 15(4), 299-306. doi:10.1097/PHH.0b013e3181a02074.
  • Geletko, K. W., Beitsch, L. M., Lundberg, M., & Brooks, R. G. (2009). Reducing the impact of the health care access crisis through volunteerism: a means, not an end. American Journal of Public Health, 99(7), 1166-9. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2008.145623
  • Leep, C., Beitsch, L. M., Gorenflo, G., Solomon, J., & Brooks, R. G. (2009). Quality improvement in local health departments: progress, pitfalls, and potential. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 15(6), 494-502. doi:10.1097/PHH.0b013e3181aab5ca.
  • Reed, J., Pavletic, D., Devlin, L., Davis, M. V., Beitsch, L. M., & Baker, E. L. (2009). Piloting a state health department accreditation model: the North Carolina experience. Journal of Public Health Management Practice, 15(2), 85-95. doi:10.1097/01.PHH.0000346003.13533.67.
  • Baker, S. L., Landrum, L. B., Beitsch, L., & Head, R. (2007). The role of performance management and quality improvement in a national voluntary public health accreditation system. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 13(4), 427-9.
  • Beitsch, L. M., Landrum, L. B., Chang, C., & Wojciehowski, K. (2007). Public health laws and implications for a national accreditation program: parallel roadways without intersection? Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 13(4), 383-7.
  • Beitsch, L. M., Mays, G., Corso, L., Chang, C., & Brewer, R. (2007). States gathering momentum: promising strategies for accreditation and assessment activities in multistate learning collaborative applicant States. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 13(4), 364-73.
  • Joly, B. M., Polyak, G., Davis, M. V., Brewster, J., Tremain, B., Raevsky, C., & Beitsch, L. M. (2007). Linking accreditation and public health outcomes: a logic model approach. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 13(4), 349-56.
  • Menachemi, N., Ford, E. W., Beitsch, L. M., & Brooks, R. G. (2007). Incomplete EHR adoption: late uptake of patient safety and cost control functions. American Journal of Medical Quality, 22(5), 319-26.
  • Beitsch, L. M., Brooks, R. G., Grigg, M., & Menachemi, N. (2006). Structure and functions of state public health agencies. American Journal of Public Health, 96(1), 167-72. doi:1470433
  • Beitsch, L. M., Brooks, R. G., Menachemi, N., & Libbey, P. M. (2006). Public health at center stage: new roles, old props. Health Affairs, 25(4), 911-22.
  • Beitsch, L. M., Grigg, M., Menachemi, N., & Brooks, R. G. (2006). Roles of local public health agencies within the state public health system. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 12(3), 232-41.
  • Beitsch, L. M., Kodolikar, S., Stephens, T., Shodell, D., Clawson, A., Menachemi, N., & Brooks, R. G. (2006). A state-based analysis of public health preparedness programs in the United States. Public Health Reports, 121(6), 737-45. doi:1781915
  • Beitsch, L. M., Thielen, L., Mays, G., Brewer, R. A., Kimbrell, J., Chang, C., Gillen, S., Corso, L., & Landrum, L. B. (2006). The multistate learning collaborative, states as laboratories: informing the national public health accreditation dialogue. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 12(3), 217-31.
  • Beitsch, L., & Brooks, R. (2006). What to Expect When They're Expecting: Legal Issues Associated with Pregnancy and the Prevention of Vertical Transmission of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Journal of Florida Medical Association, 90(1), 36-41.
  • Clawson, A., Menachemi, N., Beitsch, L., & Brooks, R. G. (2006). Are community health centers prepared for bioterrorism? Biosecurity & Bioterrorism, 4(1), 55-63.
  • Menachemi, N., Brooks, R. G., Clawson, A., Stine, C., & Beitsch, L. (2006). Continuing decline in service delivery for family physicians: is the malpractice crisis playing a role? Quality Management in Health Care, 15(1), 39-45.
  • Beitsch, L. M., Brooks, R. G., Glasser, J. H., & Coble, Y. D., Jr. (2005). The medicine and public health initiative ten years later. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 29(2), 149-53.
  • Brooks, R. G., Menachemi, N., Clawson, A., & Beitsch, L. (2005). Availability of physician services in Florida, revisited: the effect of the professional liability insurance market on access to health care. Archives of Internal Medicine, 165(18), 2136-41.
  • Beitsch, L. M. (2002). There's a dark cloud over Oklahoma--and it's our own smoke. Journal of Oklahoma State Medical Association, 95(3), 115-9.
  • Barnhill, K. E., Beitsch, L. M., & Brooks, R. G. (2001). Improving access to care for the underserved: state-supported volunteerism as a successful component. Archives of Internal Medicine, 161(18), 2177-81.
  • Reid, W. M., Beitsch, L. M., Brooks, R. G., Mason, K. P., Mescia, N. D., & Webb, S. C. (2001). National Public Health Performance Standards: workforce development and agency effectiveness in Florida. Journal of Public Health Management Practice, 7(4), 67-73.
  • Beitsch, L. M., Grigg, C. M., Mason, K., & Brooks, R. G. (2000). Profiles in courage: evolution of Florida's quality improvement and performance measurement system. Journal of Public Health Management Practice, 6(5), 31-41.
  • Mason, K. P., Barber, D., Beitsch, L., Grigg, M., Hopkins, R., Mahan, C. S., & Speake, D. (1997). Key elements for developing a successful MCH program focused on quality and health status outcome indicators. Journal of Public Health Management Practice, 3(5), 16-7.
  • Beitsch, L. M., Tomchik, R. S., Vickery, L., & Rogers, P. J. (1991). Access to Prenatal Care by Low Income Patients: A Survey of Physician Attitudes. Florida Journal of Public Health, 3, 50-54.
  • Wishik, J., Bachman, D. L., & Beitsch, L. M. (1990). A neurobehavioral perspective of aggressive behavior: Implications for pharmacological management. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, 7(2), 17-35.
  • Beitsch, L. M. (1989). Economic patient dumping. Whose life is it anyway? Journal of Legal Medicine, 10(3), 433-78.