This is a report on a feasibility study for the Summit County Health District (Ohio) and the Akron Health Department that examined the critical issues that could support or impede a successful merger with guidance from the health care community. The critical issues addressed include: governance, personnel, finance, public health services, facilities, legal issues, timetable and target dates, and community and stakeholder participation.
Available online (pdf): http://www.scphoh.org/PDFS/PDF-Reports/Final_Merger_Report_021210.pdf
It is included in the CJS Resource Library under the categories listed below. Select a link to find other resources in that category.
- Fiscal and Service Issues: This report reviewed funding challenges and opportunities.
- Governance: This report reviewed governance issues.
- Legal Issues: This report reviewed agreements, policies, bargaining units, and regulations.
This resource is also linked to the Roadmap. Select a link below to read more about each area.
- Logistical Issues / Phase Two: This feasibility study focused on: governance, personnel, finance, public health services, facilities, legal issues, timetable and target dates, and community and stakeholder participation.
Ackerman, S., Feinn, W., & Slenkovich, K. (2010). Summit County Health District and Akron Health Department Consolidation Feasibility Study. Cleveland, OH: Center for Community Solutions.