Horizon Implementation Work Plan 2014

This implementation work plan developed by the Horizon (MN) restructuring committee outlines next step issues for ongoing discussion, their priority levels, who is responsible, target dates, and status notes for moving forward with consolidating three local public health departments that cover five counties. This document can be used as a template and example for jurisdictions implementing CJS initiatives.

Available online (pdf): http://www.phsharing.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/HorizonG-ImplementationWorkPlan.pdf

It is included in the CJS Resource Library under the categories listed below. Select a link to find other resources in that category.

  • Change Management: The Horizon (MN) restructuring materials include a major focus by the restructuring committee on change management activities to foster communication and involve all public health staff, commissioners from the five counties, public health community partners and the general public.
  • Communications: The Horizon (MN) restructuring materials include a major focus on the importance of communication and information sharing across all stakeholders, especially public health staff.
  • Consolidation: The Horizon (MN) restructuring materials provide an overview of the process undertaken by three public health departments covering five counties as they move toward consolidation.
  • Fiscal and Service Issues: The Horizon (MN) restructuring materials address financial considerations as well as integration of services and human resources.
  • Governance: The Horizon (MN) restructuring materials include a focus by the restructuring committee on governance related to the joint powers agreement, Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust regarding liability coverage, and board representation, etc.
  • Monitoring and Improving: The Horizon (MN) restructuring materials provide an overview of the monitoring process and attention to improved communication undertaken by the restructuring committee as consolidation was considered for three public health departments covering five counties.
  • Surveillance / Data Sharing: The Horizon (MN) restructuring materials include attention on integrating their data sharing capacity.

 
This resource is also linked to the Roadmap. Select a link below to read more about each area.

  • Context and History / Phase Two: The Horizon (MN) restructuring materials provide an overview of the process undertaken by three public health departments covering five counties as they move toward consolidation.
  • Fiscal and Service Implications / Phase Two: The Horizon (MN) restructuring materials address financial considerations as well as integration of services and human resources.
  • Governance / Phase Two: The Horizon (MN) restructuring materials include a focus by the restructuring committee on governance related to the joint powers agreement, Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust regarding liability coverage, and board representation, etc.
  • Legal Issues/ Phase Two: The Horizon (MN) restructuring materials provide an overview of the legal issues they addressed during consolidation discussions, i.e., joint powers authority, per capita tax levies, labor/union issues, liability, etc.
  • Logistical Issues / Phase Two: The Horizon (MN) restructuring materials provide an overview of the personnel/staffing, governance, core services, budget/finance, physical infrastructure, and change management issues they addressed during consolidation discussions.
  • Communications / Phase Two: The Horizon (MN) restructuring materials include a major focus on the importance of communication and information sharing across all stakeholders, especially public health staff.
  • Change Management / Phase Two: The Horizon (MN) restructuring materials include a major focus by the restructuring committee on change management activities to foster communication and involve all the public health staff, commissioners from five counties, public health community partners and the general public.
  • Timeline / Phase Two: The Horizon (MN) restructuring materials provide a detailed timeline undertaken by the restructuring committee as consolidation was considered by the three health departments.
  • Monitoring / Phase Two: The Horizon (MN) restructuring materials provide an overview of the monitoring process and attention to improved communication undertaken by the restructuring committee as consolidation was considered.