Change Management

Webinar – January 24: Using Change Management Strategies to Facilitate Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing

Join us for our January 24 Webinar on Change Management. As exploring and planning for CJS progress, it is easy to be so consumed with the details of these changes that little or no thought is given to the people side of change. Change management refers to understanding and addressing the predictable emotions and behaviors people experience with change. Incorporating change management tools and techniques can pave the way for a smooth transition to a CJS arrangement.

The Collaboration Spectrum

This tool, which provides an activity and discussion prompts, allows groups to assess where they fit along a spectrum of collaboration with current or future partners. The spectrum shows seven levels of collaboration, ranging from competition to integration. Trust becomes more important as the level of collaboration increases. This tool is available online at: https://www.tamarackcommunity.ca/hubfs/Resources/Tools/Collaboration%20Spectrum%20Tool%20July%202017.pdf?hsCtaTracking=3d55b1d4-3f96-49f8-9709-417ef39b002c%7Caebc4461-6671-4a55-9904-d6af0ebca656

Cross-sector Innovation Initiative: Environmental Scan Full Report

The Cross-sector Innovation Initiative (CSII) environmental scan compiles key findings from a literature review, secondary data analysis and key informant interviews on cross-sector collaboration between the public health, healthcare and social services sectors. Findings highlight the roles that different sectors can play in collaboration, a continuum of collaboration and factors that facilitate or impede cross-sector […]

Consolidating Health Departments in Summit County, Ohio: A One Year Retrospective

This report provides an overview of the eight major strategic and operational challenges the newly formed Summit County Public Health Department faced as it worked through its first year of transition after consolidating three local public health districts into a unified public health organization. The challenges involved implementing new overall strategic decisions, adjusting personnel and […]

Measuring the authority of local public health directors in the context of organizational structure: An exploratory, multimodal approach

This article examines the relationship between organizational structure and authority of local public health directors based on data collected from Minnesota local health directors. It illustrates that emerging practice-based research networks can successfully collaborate on small-scale research projects with immediate application for systems development. Study findings are reportedly being used by local public health officials […]

Final Recommendations for Consolidators

Based on an assessment of three local health departments, Kent State University personnel make recommendations for public health leaders who are consolidating local health agencies. Recommendations include 1) defining and collecting baseline information, 2) carefully planning the process of implementation, and 3) addressing challenges (i.e., leadership, credibility, assessment of progress). Call the Center for Sharing […]