Rural/Small Jurisdictions

Lessons learned from a policy decision to coordinate a multijurisdiction H1N1 response with a single incident management team

This article provides a case review describing the creation of a single incident management team by five independent local public health agencies to respond to the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. Available online: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21135658

The Quest for Cost-Efficient Local Government in New England: What Role for Regional Consolidation?

This presentation provides an overview of a larger report focused 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 [presentation slides]. Boston, MA: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

The Quest for Cost-Efficient Local Government in New England: What Role for Regional Consolidation?

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.

The Quest for Cost-Efficient Local Government in New England: What Role for Regional Consolidation

This conference focused on the opportunities and challenges in realizing cost efficiencies through regional consolidation of local government services, including public health. Website: http://www.bos.frb.org/economic/neppc/researchreports/2013/rr1301.htm Kodrzycki, Y. K. (2013). The Quest for Cost-Efficient Local Government in New England: What Role for Regional Consolidation Conference [website]. Boston, MA: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

National League of Cities

The National League of Cities is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues, NLC serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns it represents. Available online: http://www.nlc.org/

Local Government Collaboration In Wisconsin: Case Studies

This report provides a collection of Wisconsin-based case studies focused on collaborative and cooperative initiatives among public sector providers. Service areas covered include public health and safety and infrastructure services — including fire, medical, animal control, dispatch, highway service, water, sanitation, etc. The report also include cross-cutting findings about the obstacles to collaboration and lessons […]

West Central Public Health Partnership: A Case Study in Public Health Collaboration

Health officials from six counties along Colorado’s Western Slope came together with a common goal of strengthening the region’s public health infrastructure culminating in the establishment of the West Central Public Health Partnership (WCPHP). In the years that followed, officials enacted intergovernmental agreements outlining partnership roles and responsibilities, and participants embarked on numerous multi-jurisdictional public […]

Regionalization: A Guide for Sharing Public Services in Massachusetts

This web article provides insight into thinking about regionalization of public services by focusing on municipal public health services in Massachusetts. It includes links to statutory requirements, types of sharing agreements, and other resources. Available online: http://www.regionalbestpractices.org/projects-will-benefit/public-health/