Benchmarks for Investment

In this article, Kindig describes the imperative for the field to develop measurement systems for the level of investment directed to health-related activities. The U.S. has robust measurement systems for tracking health factors and determinants that contribute to health outcomes, but Kindig argues that we will not make meaningful progress in balance our investment between the range of upstream and downstream initiatives available until we have comparable measurement benchmarks for the level of investment we make into such interventions.

Kindig, David. “From Health Determinant Benchmarks to Health Investment Benchmarks.” Prev Chronic Dis 2015;12:150010. DOI: