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 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 […]
This paper addresses the need for effective coordination of legal authorities across local, state, tribal and federal jurisdictions, as well as across sectors such as public health, health care, emergency management, education, law enforcement, community design and academia to achieve effective public health emergency preparedness. It further discusses gaps in legal preparedness concerning the use […]
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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaborates to create the expertise, information and tools that people and communities need to protect their health –- through health promotion; prevention of disease, injury and disability; and preparedness for new health threats. Available online: http://www.cdc.gov/
This article provides lessons from regionalized public health services for emergency preparedness in Kansas. It discusses the tangible and intangible benefits of regionalization as perceived by members of focus groups interviewed for this research. Available online: http://journals.lww.com/jphmp/Abstract/2007/09000/Regionalization__Collateral_Benefits_of_Emergency.7.aspx Wetta-Hall, R., RuBerg-Copas, G., Ablah, E., Herrmann, M. B., Kang, S., Orr, S. & Molgaard, C. (2007). Regionalization: […]
This report is for public health departments that have public health laboratories and explores potential legal issues related to sharing testing services with other jurisdictions.
Health officials from six counties along Colorado’s Western Slope came together with a common goal of strengthening the region’s public health infrastructure culminating in the establishment of the West Central Public Health Partnership (WCPHP). In the years that followed, officials enacted intergovernmental agreements outlining partnership roles and responsibilities, and participants embarked on numerous multi-jurisdictional public […]
This report summarizes driving forces for shared services including emergency preparedness, accreditation and economics from Massachusetts; Illinois; Washington, DC; Kansas; Utah; Missouri; Connecticut; and Wisconsin. Konkle, K. (2009). Exploring Shared Service Collaboration in Wisconsin Local Public Health Agencies: A Review of the Literature. Madison, WI: Institute for Wisconsin’s Health Inc. This resource is available online: […]