Horizon Community Health Board Restructuring Committee Meeting Minutes

This series of minutes from the Horizon (MN) restructuring committee provides a detailed overview of the process undertaken to address issues related to governance, budget and finance, programs and services, personnel/staff issues, community partnerships, and physical facilities/offices while exploring consolidation of three public health departments covering five counties.

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

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

  • Background / History: The Horizon (MN) restructuring materials provide an overview of the consolidation process undertaken by three public health departments covering five counties.
  • Change Management: The Horizon (MN) restructuring materials include a major focus on change management activities to foster communication among 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 among all stakeholders involved in the process, especially public health staff.
  • Consolidation: The Horizon (MN) restructuring materials provide an overview of the consolidation process undertaken by three public health departments covering five counties.
  • Fiscal and Service Issues: The Horizon (MN) restructuring materials address financial considerations related to consolidating the three health departments covering five counties.
  • 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.

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

  • Why? / Phase One: The Horizon (MN) restructuring materials provide an overview of why three health departments covering five counties considered consolidation as a way to address quality improvement, to improve capacity to meet national accreditation standards, and to maximize program-specific performance.
  • What? / Phase One: The Horizon (MN) restructuring materials provide an overview of the goals that consolidating three public health departments covering five counties could achieve.
  • Who? / Phase One: The Horizon (MN) restructuring materials provide an overview and are inclusive of the various stakeholders who would be affected by consolidation: public health staff, commissioners from all five counties, public health community partners and the general public.