This report proposes a model for Ohio’s local governmental public health system. The model includes a mechanism for governance and sustainable financing that considers cross-jurisdictional sharing and/or regionalization, enhances quality, and assures value. The project, which is the result of a public health project guided by a steering committee of health commissioners, explored cross-jurisdictional sharing of services and consolidation as potential strategies for improving public health efficiency and quality.
Health Policy Institute of Ohio. (2012). Public Health Futures: Considerations for a New Framework for Local Public Health in Ohio. Columbus, OH: Association of Ohio Health Commissioners, Inc.