Regionalization in Local Public Health Systems

This brief reports on the effects of 9/11 on preparedness and regionalization. It examines a series of comparative case studies in four areas that suggest regionalization can improve both preparedness and public health in general.

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

  • Accreditation / Essential Services: The brief examines the reasons and approaches to regionalization in these four locations and the impact of regionalization on public health services.
  • Preparedness / Emergency Response: The brief discusses the extent to which regionalization improves preparedness based on these studies.
  • Quality Improvement: The brief discusses how regionalization can improve emergency preparedness and provision of local public health services.

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California Health Policy Forum. (2007). Regionalization in Local Public Health Systems.