This conference focused on the opportunities and challenges in realizing cost efficiencies through regional consolidation of local government services, including public health. Website: http://www.bos.frb.org/economic/neppc/researchreports/2013/rr1301.htm Kodrzycki, Y. K. (2013). The Quest for Cost-Efficient Local Government in New England: What Role for Regional Consolidation Conference [website]. Boston, MA: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
This presentation is part of a panel discussion entitled, “You’re Not Alone: Dialogue about Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing.” The discussion occurred during the National Association of County and City Health Officials annual meeting on July 12, 2012, in Los Angeles, CA. A county-level policymaker from Ohio who participated in the implementation of cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) of public […]
The Local Government Center (LGC) of University of Wisconsin-Extension has developed a set of case studies chronicling the successes and challenges of cities and villages that voluntarily have combined one or more major municipal services with one or more neighboring units of local government. The author found a number of common elements or themes running […]
This master’s degree paper submitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides an overview of the issues surrounding consolidation of local health departments. The author discusses potential benefits (including cost savings, increased capacity to provide essential services, and increased preparedness), the concerns associated with consolidation (including loss of control, low priority of […]
This presentation explores public health in the United States, including: its activities and how they fit within the health system; delivery; economic effects; and ways of improvement. One of the possibilities explored is regionalization.
This web article provides insight into thinking about regionalization of public services by focusing on municipal public health services in Massachusetts. It includes links to statutory requirements, types of sharing agreements, and other resources. Available online: http://www.regionalbestpractices.org/projects-will-benefit/public-health/
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 presentation provides a framework for thinking about regionalization: what it is, its benefits, target audiences, and secondary audiences.
This report describes how the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and 50 locally governed community health boards work together to protect and improve health. It discusses the public health partnership’s strengths, as well as issues and challenges facing the public health system. It also includes brief vignettes of each region in Minnesota, which highlight unique […]
These presentation slides accompany a webinar hosted by the Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks National Coordinating Center. The webinar focused on the use of cost estimation methods to predict staffing and spending for public health improvement standards (using NACCHO core public health services). In addition, results were shared from a study of 20 city-county public […]