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 […]
This report, from the Task Force for Improving Public Health in Portage County (Ohio), presents the culmination of the first phase of an initiative to strengthen the public health system in Portage County. Slenkovich, K., Boulter, J., & Budnik, A. (2012). Improving Public Health in Portage County. Kent, OH: Kent State University, College of Public […]
This website is dedicated to connecting research to practice by helping public sector executives and managers improve the effectiveness of government with practical ideas and original thinking. Available online: http://www.businessofgovernment.org/
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 […]
This article from the 1970’s identifies the longstanding efforts to reform through reorganization of public health departments and public hospitals without addressing the underlying problems of an eroded tax base, an indifferent federal policy, and intra-professional disputes. Available online: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/327345
This presentation, made during the National Association of Local Boards of Health annual meeting on August 8, 2012 in Atlanta, GA, provides an overview of public health’s past and present, highlights current issues facing local health departments, discusses cross jurisdictional sharing (CJS) of public health services efficiencies and capacities, and introduces the Center for Sharing […]
This report, prepared by a steering committee comprised of county commissioners, health officers, public health administrators, medical directors and an outside consulting firm, provides results from a fiscal- and programs-related review focused on consolidation options for three health districts in Michigan. E-mail email@example.com for more information about this publication.
This presentation is part of a panel of four, made during the annual meeting for the American Public Health Association on October 31, 2012, in San Francisco, California, by a county-level policymaker from Ohio who participated in the implementation of cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) of public health services in his county. He shares lessons learned from […]
This report, funded in part by NALBOH, documents a feasibility study of issues and options involved in the creation of a city / county health district consolidation. Call the Center for Sharing Public Health Services for more information about this publication.