Rural/Small Jurisdictions

Strengthening Public Health in the Mountains of Colorado

Back in 2005, six health departments on Colorado’s western slope began their journey to establish what is now the West Central Public Health Partnership. The partnership has engaged in a variety of projects and offered a number of services previously out of the reach of the individual member health departments. This publication is from the Center for Sharing Public Health Services.

Strengthening Public Health in Rural Ohio Through a Council of Governments

Seven local health departments in the rural northeast corner of Ohio developed a council of governments to facilitate sharing services in order to increase their respective capacities. In the process, they realized an unexpected byproduct was establishing a stronger voice for local public health. This publication is from the Center for Sharing Public Health Services.