Evaluation of Regionalization Planning Efforts in Kansas and Massachusetts

Resource Summary

On their own, many small, local health departments do not have the resources to meet accreditation program standards. As a result, several states have begun thinking about how to increase the capacity of local public health in order to not only meet accreditation standards, but also to provide citizens with services that they need and should expect. Kansas and Massachusetts are two such states. This report presents findings from a qualitative evaluation of the efforts of public health leaders in Kansas and Massachusetts to develop plans for regionalizing local public health.

Available online: http://www.naccho.org/topics/infrastructure/accreditation/upload/NACCHO-final-regionalization-evaluation-report.pdf