The Impacts of Local Health Department Consolidation on Public Health Expenditures: Evidence from Ohio

This paper examines the effects of local health department consolidations on the total and administrative expenditures of local health departments in Ohio from 2001 to 2011. Authors found consolidations resulted in reduced expenditures and improvements in services.

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  • Fiscal and Service Issues: This article documents savings experienced by public health departments in Ohio when they consolidated between 2001 to 2011. It also documents service improvements.
  • Regionalization: This article explores consolidation of health departments in Ohio and the cost savings and service improvements that occurred following these efforts.