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/
This article documents a “big picture” perspective of resource sharing among health departments across the country (NACCHO 2010 Profile Survey). The reported findings indicate that about one-half of all LHDs are engaged in resource sharing. The extent of sharing was lower for those serving larger populations, with city jurisdictions, or of larger size. Sharing was […]
This article reports on a survey of Montana local health officers and county commissioners to determine their viewpoints on interjurisdictional collaboration in public health service delivery. The results indicate that public health officials and county commissioners seem to have similar viewpoints on reasons to collaborate and policy considerations, but different viewpoints on barriers to collaboration. […]
This handbook provides important questions posed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Health for any consolidation/shared services effort. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.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 […]
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 […]
This report describes how the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and 50 locally governed community health boards work together to protect and improve health. It discusses the public health partnership’s strengths, as well as issues and challenges facing the public health system. It also includes brief vignettes of each region in Minnesota, which highlight unique […]
This organizational chart provides a visual overview of the Horizon Community Health Board (Minnesota). Select this link for a restructuring timeline and links to more Horizon restructuring documents.
This is an agreement between a town and city creating a contractual arrangement for the city to provide specified public health services on behalf of the town.
This document provides an overview of the counties involved in the partnership, including their demographic characteristics. The summary highlights the regions need for improved health care access, describes and lists the public health agencies participating in the partnership, and lists the milestones they have completed in creating and formalizing the partnership.