Evaluation of Regionalization Planning Efforts in Kansas and Massachusetts

This report presents findings from a qualitative evaluation of the efforts of public health leaders in Kansas and Massachusetts to develop plans for regionalizing local public health. The evaluation was designed to document the planning activities of each state and gather feedback from a variety of participants on the strengths, challenges and lessons learned from the processes undertaken.

Available online: http://www.naccho.org/topics/infrastructure/accreditation/upload/NACCHO-final-regionalization-evaluation-report.pdf

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  • Accreditation / Essential Services: This report reflects on how public health sharing efforts affect local health department’s capacity to offer essential services.
  • Regionalization: Both states represent a different approach to planning for regionalization. This report provides an overview of each approach and a summary of lessons learned from participating public health leaders.