Health officials from six counties along Colorado’s Western Slope came together with a common goal of strengthening the region’s public health infrastructure culminating in the establishment of the West Central Public Health Partnership (WCPHP). In the years that followed, officials enacted intergovernmental agreements outlining partnership roles and responsibilities, and participants embarked on numerous multi-jurisdictional public health campaigns and programs. This report describes an in-depth evaluation of the WCPHP to identify the organizational elements that contributed to the group’s successes.
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- Communications: Discusses the importance of commitment and the process for building political support
- Environmental Issues: Discusses water pollution as a public health issues
- Governance: Discusses the role of county commissioners in a collaboration developmental process
- Preparedness / Emergency Response: Describes preparedness as the impetus behind the collaboration
- Quality Improvement: Describes impact of a public health improvement plan process
- Research and Evaluation: Presents a case study of collaboration
- Rural / Small Jurisdictions: Discusses the challenges of loss of control for small jurisdictions in a collaboration and the experience of rural counties
Velonis, A. (2012). The West Central Public Health Partnership: A Case Study in Public Health Collaboration. Denver, CO: The Colorado Trust.