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, the Value of Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing, on September 13, 2019. Watch a recording of the webinar below: Description: While it’s not unusual for decision-makers to consider cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) primarily as a tool to reduce costs, in reality the greatest value of these arrangements comes in […]
This article assessed the financial implications of communicable disease surveillance in Colorado local public health agencies to identify possible economies of scale. Communicable disease surveillance is a core public health service required by local public health agencies in Colorado, and this study used staff salaries and time logs to estimate the amount of time devoted […]
This article examines cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) arrangements used by local and tribal public health departments in Wisconsin. It focuses on specific financial and legal elements and highlights the wide variation in the style and content of CJS arrangements. It also raises questions about the completeness of some existing CJS arrangements from a legal perspective and […]
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.
Public health practitioners and researchers often refer to state public health systems as being centralized, decentralized, shared, or mixed. These categories refer to governance of the local public health units within the state and whether they operate under the authority of the state government, local government, shared state and local governance, or a mix of […]
Local government managers are described as key participants in the development of interlocal cooperation, but the interests of city councils in this process have gone largely unstudied. Here, the author addresses the theoretical importance of council-manager relations in interlocal public service cooperation. The evidence refines assumptions about council-manager roles in the formation of cooperative agreements, […]
This systematic review provides a synthesis of the growing field of public health systems research related to the structure and organization of state and local governmental public health agencies. It includes an overview of research examining the influence of organizational characteristics on public health performance and health status and a summary of the strengths and […]
This article describes the results of a 2011 national online and written survey of the composition and duties of local boards of health in the United States. Responses were received from 363 boards of health in 35 states and described the boards’ demographics, roles and responsibilities, orientation and training, and concerns and needs. Available online: […]
This article discusses the current state of public health finance research through a review of public health finance literature. It chronicles important lessons learned from public health finance research to date, discusses the challenges faced by those seeking to conduct financial research on the public health system, and discusses the role of public health finance […]