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: Collateral Benefits of Emergency Preparedness Activities. Journal of Public Health Management Practice, 13(5), 469-475.