November 2021 — This brief highlights examples of resource sharing during the COVID-19 response and discusses challenges and benefits associated with sharing resources during this public health emergency.
This peer-reviewed article explores how two rural counties in New York leveraged an existing sharing arrangement in their response to COVID-19, particularly around contact tracing.
County managers in Genessee and Orleans hoped that by coming together and sharing resources and staff, they could stabilize and ultimately expand the services offered by their departments. This publication is from the Center for Sharing Public Health Services.
All of Nebraska’s local health directors and local public health emergency response coordinators collaborated to develop a single memorandum of understanding for disaster assistance. This publication is from the Center for Sharing Public Health Services.
Nine counties in the southern tier of New York discovered the value of developing detailed supporting documents to ensure smooth and efficient operations when their mutual aid agreement was activated. This publication is from the Center for Sharing Public Health Services.
The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) specifies responsibilities of all Nebraska local health departments (LHD) who have agreed to work together to respond to public health emergencies and investigations of disease outbreaks or public health hazards.
This article provides a case review describing the creation of a single incident management team by five independent local public health agencies to respond to the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. Available online: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21135658
This article examines case studies of regional preparedness structures in the Washington metro area to understand how they have been organized, implemented and governed, as well as to assess their likely impact on public health preparedness and public health systems generally. It reports on increased public health activities in the area since 9/11 and their […]
This brief reports on the effects of 9/11 on preparedness and regionalization. It examines a series of comparative case studies in four areas that suggest regionalization can improve both preparedness and public health in general. Available online: https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/research/2011/04/april-issue-of-health-affairs-focuses-on-patient-safety-and-heal/regionalization-in-local-public-health-systems.html California Health Policy Forum. (2007). Regionalization in Local Public Health Systems.
This article briefly examines the lessons learned from regionalization for police and fire services, and draws comparisons to public health. It includes case studies to highlight examples of regionalization outcomes related to networking, coordination, standardization, and centralization of public health services. Available online: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18348711?dopt=Abstract Koh, H.K., Elqura, L.J., Judge, C.M., & Stoto, M.A. (2008). Regionalization […]