This manual provides guidelines to estimate disease burden at the national or regional levels and to calculate cost-effectiveness of alternative packages of health interventions. Results can be used in decision making on how to allocate resources to health care. The methodology will assist public health systems in providing a cost-effective and essential package of health […]
This module demonstrates programmatic cost analysis. This type of analysis is used to assess the resources required to implement an intervention or program and the costs associated with the use of those resources.
This document provides instructions and tools to conduct cost-benefit analysis of community health programs. Instructions assume no prior knowledge of this kind of analysis and detailed formulas and worksheets are provided.
This presentation explores the aspects of Michigan’s public health code that allow for cross-jurisdictional sharing and the types of sharing arrangements that are occurring.
Local public health units around the country are under significant financial constraints. Seven counties in the Southeast Central Region of North Dakota established a cross-jurisdictional collaborative to increase financial efficiency through shared delivery of public health services. This paper reports on the cost-benefit analysis instrument designed by the collaborative and the ways it was used […]
This manual, provided by the New York state comptroller, provides a step-by-step process for implementing shared services within a local government.
SurvCost is a spreadsheet-based tool developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to aid public health officials in estimating the cost of Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) systems at national, region/province, district, and health facility levels. Available online: https://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/healthprotection/idsr/resources.html
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officers (ASTHO), through a cooperative agreement with CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, developed a web-based tool to calculate the return on investment (ROI) associated with public health agency programs or business improvements. Available online: http://www.astho.org/Programs/Evaluation/
Online article in Governing magazine that discusses the benefits of sharing, and suggests that costs savings may not result from shared services. Available online: http://www.governing.com/columns/public-money/gov-shared-government-services.html
Cross-jurisdictional resource sharing is a viable and commonly used process to overcome the challenges of new and emerging public health problems within the constraints of restricted budgets. LHDs, particularly smaller LHDs with limited resources, should consider increased resource sharing to address emerging challenges. Available online: http://journals.lww.com/jphmp/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2016&issue=03000&article=00003&type=abstract