The governing boards of five counties in Minnesota unanimously lent their support to the continued exploration of a new entity that would eventually be known as Horizon Public Health. This publication is from the Center for Sharing Public Health Services.
The Center for Sharing Public Health Services held a webinar, Using Change Management Strategies to Facilitate Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing, on January 24, 2020. Watch a recording of the webinar below. View the slides. Description: As exploring and planning for CJS progress, it is easy to be so consumed with the details of these changes that little […]
This blog post discusses change management principles in the context of public health.
This blog post provides an overview of what change management is, how it can benefit public health practitioners, and elements of the Prosci model.
This tool, which provides an activity and discussion prompts, allows groups to assess where they fit along a spectrum of collaboration with current or future partners. The spectrum shows seven levels of collaboration, ranging from competition to integration. Trust becomes more important as the level of collaboration increases. This tool is available online at: https://www.tamarackcommunity.ca/hubfs/Resources/Tools/Collaboration%20Spectrum%20Tool%20July%202017.pdf?hsCtaTracking=3d55b1d4-3f96-49f8-9709-417ef39b002c%7Caebc4461-6671-4a55-9904-d6af0ebca656
The Cross-sector Innovation Initiative (CSII) environmental scan highlights the roles that different sectors can play in collaboration, and discusses a continuum of collaboration and factors that facilitate or impede cross-sector collaboration. This tool was developed collaboratively by the Center for Sharing Public Health Services and PHNCI.
Based on an assessment of three local health departments, Kent State University personnel make recommendations for public health leaders who are consolidating local health agencies. Recommendations include 1) defining and collecting baseline information, 2) carefully planning the process of implementation, and 3) addressing challenges (i.e., leadership, credibility, assessment of progress). Call the Center for Sharing […]
This briefing report is a retrospective review of the process, challenges and outcomes of the consolidation of three health departments.
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 […]
This article examines the relationship between organizational structure and authority of local public health directors based on data collected from Minnesota local health directors. It illustrates that emerging practice-based research networks can successfully collaborate on small-scale research projects with immediate application for systems development. Study findings are reportedly being used by local public health officials […]