This example document, comprised of survey data, comes from the merger of the Washington County and Ozaukee County health departments in Wisconsin. A key component of the merger was the implementation of shared information system (IS) services, which included shared drives and electronic health records (EHR). A survey was administered to staff in both counties […]
The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) specifies responsibilities of all Nebraska local health departments (LHD) who have agreed to work together to respond to public health emergencies and investigations of disease outbreaks or public health hazards.
This presentation describes the roll-out of a regionalization program in Massachusetts to reduce the number of its public health districts and create a number of shared districts that would provide equal access to health care and retain the authority of local public boards of health. The presentation describes reasons for the process and how it […]
This article describes the findings of a Public Health Task Force convened by Worcester City Manager. The task force presented a strategic framework for guiding future public health decision making. The report includes proposed new mission and vision statements, four strategic goals (each with brief findings and recommended priorities), a new Board of Health Governance model, […]
This presentation, made during the annual meeting of the National Network of Public Health Institutes on May 23, 2012, in New Orleans provides an overview of organizational shared capacity in public health, identifies gaps in elected officials’ understanding of public health issues, discusses cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) of public health services efficiencies and capacities, and identifies […]
This presentation, made during the National Association of Local Boards of Health annual meeting on August 8, 2012 in Atlanta, GA, provides an overview of public health’s past and present, highlights current issues facing local health departments, discusses cross jurisdictional sharing (CJS) of public health services efficiencies and capacities, and introduces the Center for Sharing […]
This presentation is part of a panel of four, made during the annual meeting for the American Public Health Association on October 31, 2012, in San Francisco, California, by a county-level policymaker from Ohio who participated in the implementation of cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) of public health services in his county. He shares lessons learned from […]
These presentation slides provide an overview of the literature associated with cross-jurisdictional sharing and provides insights about CJS from activities taking place in Massachusetts.
This report provides projections on the economies of scale and cost savings that could be achieved through consolidation of various public services. Kodrzycki, Y. K. (2013). The Quest for Cost-Efficient Local Government in New England: What Role for Regional Consolidation? Boston, MA: New England Public Policy Center.