This study examines jurisdictional, organizational, and structural characteristics associated with capacity to deliver 10 essential public health services in Massachusetts, a state where most local public health departments serve small municipalities.
Hyde, J., Arsenault, L., Waggett, J., Mills, B., Cox, H., MacVarish, K., et. al. (2012). Structural and organizational characteristics associated with performance of essential public health services in small jurisdictions: Findings from a statewide study in Massachusetts. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 18(6), 585–594.
Available online: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23023284