Ten county health departments in Florida formed a regional information technology center that provides them with high quality, timely and affordable services that none of the counties could afford on their own.
Montgomery Township Health Department changed its staffing model to move from contracted nurses to a shared full-time public health nurse. This shift provides the capacity needed to effectively address outbreaks and otherwise enhances nursing functions for Montgomery and Branchburg Townships.
Recognizing great potential for mutual benefit, county commissioners in neighboring Hinsdale and Mineral counties agreed to merge their two health departments, forming the Silver Thread Public Health District.
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 National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) is a dedicated source for cutting-edge, skill building, professional resources and programs that seek health equity and support effective local public health practice and systems. Available online: http://www.naccho.org/
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.
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.
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.
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/
This report provides the results of facilitated research and discussion about ways for governmental leaders to transform governmental service delivery within Wisconsin by 1) determining whether having fewer governments is truly more efficient and cost effective than having more local governments; 2) understanding how existing regional government organizations synthesize local and regional interest to get […]