This article documents a “big picture” perspective of resource sharing among health departments across the country (NACCHO 2010 Profile Survey). The reported findings indicate that about one-half of all LHDs are engaged in resource sharing. The extent of sharing was lower for those serving larger populations, with city jurisdictions, or of larger size. Sharing was more extensive for state-governed LHDs, those covering multiple jurisdictions, states with centralized governance, and in instances of financial constraint.
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- Background / History: Background data based on NACCHO Survey
- Fiscal and Service Issues: Discusses fiscal issues as a reason for resource sharing
- Preparedness / Emergency Response: Discusses preparedness as a common area of sharing for smaller jurisdictions
- Research and Evaluation: NACCHO Survey is an instance of CJS research
- Rural / Small Jurisdictions: Discusses the uptake of small and larger LHD’s in utilizing resource sharing approaches
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- Context and History / Phase Two: Background data based on NACCHO Survey
- Logistical Issues / Phase Two: Discusses logistical issues of sharing
Vest, J., & Shah, G. (2012). The Extent of Interorganizational Resource Sharing Among Local Health Departments: The Association With Organizational Characteristics and Institutional Factors. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 18(6), 551-560.