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 […]
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 […]
This briefing report is a retrospective review of the process, challenges and outcomes of the consolidation of three health departments.
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 […]
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 podcast by the Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) and the Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks (PHPBRN) presents an interview between Dr. Paul Halverson and Dr. Justeen Hyde, Co-Director of the Massachusetts Public Health Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN), discussing cross-jurisdictional sharing. The rationale for interest in CJS is discussed as are results from […]
This ICMA sponsored paper rests on the assumption that persisting economic hard times will eventually require managers and governing boards to adopt service delivery and budget balancing strategies beyond the typical “business as usual” approaches used in past recessions. According to the results of the research: 1) Most approaches are aimed at cutting expenditures rather […]
Budget stress in the wake of the recent recession has been an incentive for many U.S. local officials to explore new cooperative relationships with neighboring jurisdictions. County governments are in a strategic position to develop shared service projects and interlocal agreements for service delivery. This web-based article provides an overview of and introduction to shared […]
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 presentation is part of a panel discussion entitled, “You’re Not Alone: Dialogue about Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing.” The discussion occurred during the National Association of County and City Health Officials annual meeting on July 12, 2012, in Los Angeles, CA. It discusses how cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) of public health services can increase efficiency and effectiveness. It […]