Public Health Cost Estimation Methods and Consolidation of Local Health Departments in Ohio: Motivation and Impacts

Resource Summary

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 health department consolidations in Ohio between 2001-2012 that strived to 1) save money, 2) improve services, 3) build long term capacity, and 4) increase efficiency.