Marietta, Belpre Health Departments to Merge

Washington County Ohio’s two city health boards are merging in order to leverage their population representation for state funding, and strengthen the cities’ chances of receiving more state grant funding as it goes through the process of accreditation.

Available online: http://www.mariettatimes.com/news/2018/05/marietta-belpre-health-departments-to-merge/

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  • Accreditation / Essential Services: The merger would strengthen the cities’ chances of receiving more state grant funding as it goes through the process of accreditation.
  • Consolidation of Services: Washington County Ohio’s two city health boards are merging to solidify current practice which already had sanitarian services such as food health inspections, public health monitoring, vital statistics and immunizations contracted through the Marietta department to serve Belpre residents.

 
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  • Governance / Phase Two: By having each mayor appoint two representatives from their respective cities and jointly choosing a fifth person, the communities should have parity.
  • Fiscal / Phase Two: The departments’ merger would increase revenue taken in from immunization.