Consolidating Health Departments in Summit County, Ohio: A One Year Retrospective

Resource Summary

This report provides an overview of the eight major strategic and operational challenges the newly formed Summit County Public Health Department faced as it worked through its first year of transition after consolidating three local public health districts into a unified public health organization. The challenges involved implementing new overall strategic decisions, adjusting personnel and facilities, converting technological systems, managing changing organizational cultures, and communicating with key stakeholders and staff. The report details how these challenges were addressed, progress to date, and overall outcomes and accomplishments.

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