Public Health Cost Estimation Methods and Consolidation of Local Health Departments in Ohio: Motivation and Impacts

These presentation slides accompany a webinar hosted by the Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks National Coordinating Center. The webinar focused on the use of cost estimation methods to predict staffing and spending for public health improvement standards (using NACCHO core public health services). In addition, results were shared from a study of 20 city-county public health department consolidations in Ohio between 2001-2012 that strived to 1) save money, 2) improve services, 3) build long term capacity, and 4) increase efficiency.

Available online: http://phsharing.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/OH_PH_Costs_Estimation_Methods_Slides.pdf

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  • Fiscal and Service Issues: These presentation slides provide results from a study of 20 city-county public health department consolidations in Ohio between 2001-2012 that strived to save money.
  • Governance: These presentation slides provide results from a study of 20 city-county public health department consolidations in Ohio between 2001-2012 that strived to improve services and build long term capacity.
  • Quality Improvement: These presentation slides provide results from a study of 20 city-county public health department consolidations in Ohio between 2001-2012 that strived to increase efficiency.

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  • Fiscal and Service Implications / Phase Two: These presentation slides provide results from a study of 20 city-county public health department consolidations in Ohio between 2001-2012 that strived to save money, improve services, build long term capacity, and increase efficiency.

Bernet, P., Stefanak, M., & Hoornbeek, J. (2013). Public Health Cost Estimation Methods and Consolidation of Local Health Departments in Ohio: Motivation and Impacts [presentation slides]. Kent, OH: Center for Public Policy and Health, Kent State University (in cooperation with the Fay Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences).