Rural/Small Jurisdictions

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/

The Extent of Interorganizational Resource Sharing Among Local Health Departments: The Association With Organizational Characteristics and Institutional Factors

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 […]

Interjurisdictional Collaboration: Local Public Health Officials Versus County Commissioners

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. […]

A Roadmap for Government Transformation

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 […]

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 […]

Public Health Partnership (San Luis Valley Public Health Partnership in Colorado)

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.