Regionalization of Local Public Health Systems in the Era of Preparedness

This article briefly examines the lessons learned from regionalization for police and fire services, and draws comparisons to public health. It includes case studies to highlight examples of regionalization outcomes related to networking, coordination, standardization, and centralization of public health services.

Available online: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18348711?dopt=Abstract

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  • Background / History: This article examines lessons learned from regionalization for police and fire services, drawing comparisons to public health.
  • Governance: This article includes case studies from Massachusetts and the national capital region to highlight examples of regionalization outcomes.
  • Preparedness / Emergency Response: This article provides a brief history of the accelerating regionalization of local public health services sparked by the current attention to emergency preparedness.

 
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Koh, H.K., Elqura, L.J., Judge, C.M., & Stoto, M.A. (2008). Regionalization of Local Public Health Systems in the Era of Preparedness. Annual Review of Public Health 29: 2005-2218.