Recognizing great potential for mutual benefit, county commissioners in neighboring Hinsdale and Mineral counties agreed to merge their two health departments, forming the Silver Thread Public Health District. This publication is from the Center for Sharing Public Health Services.
Back in 2005, six health departments on Colorado’s western slope began their journey to establish what is now the West Central Public Health Partnership. The partnership has engaged in a variety of projects and offered a number of services previously out of the reach of the individual member health departments. This publication is from the Center for Sharing Public Health Services.
This blog post provides an overview of what change management is, how it can benefit public health practitioners, and elements of the Prosci model.
This article assessed the financial implications of communicable disease surveillance in Colorado local public health agencies to identify possible economies of scale. Communicable disease surveillance is a core public health service required by local public health agencies in Colorado, and this study used staff salaries and time logs to estimate the amount of time devoted […]
This presentation reviews the legal issues and political implications for regionalization in Colorado. Available online: http://www.publichealthalliance.org/download/VanRaemd-3B-keeneland2011-sim.pdf
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 document establishes the operating structure among a six county public health partnership in Colorado regarding attendance at meetings, decision making, activities, resource management, and roles of chair, vice chair, and coordinator.
This document provides an example of a four-year intergovernmental agreement among six counties in Colorado officially recognizing the collaborative efforts of their jurisdictions to develop regional agreements, activities, and infrastructure for shared public health services in an effort to increase capacity, contain costs, maximize assets and effectively impact health outcomes.
This Biannual Survey of Existing Public Health Services asks about the provision of public health services among local health departments across Colorado. It can be used as an assessment tool to determine what public health services may be offered in some jurisdictions and not offered in others to initiate discussion around potential sharing arrangements. It […]
This document provides an overview of the counties involved in the partnership, including their demographic characteristics. The summary highlights the regions need for improved health care access, describes and lists the public health agencies participating in the partnership, and lists the milestones they have completed in creating and formalizing the partnership.