This policy forum featured new research by the New England Public Policy Center exploring if and how New England local governments could save through greater consolidation of public safety, public health, and high-level government administration services. Available online: http://www.bostonfed.org/economic/neppc/conferences/2013/regional-consolidation/index.htm
This presentation provides an overview of a larger report focused on the economies of scale and cost savings that could be achieved through consolidation of various public services. Kodrzycki, Y. K. (2013). The Quest for Cost-Efficient Local Government in New England: What Role for Regional Consolidation [presentation slides]. Boston, MA: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
This document provides a governance plan for the Cumberland District Public Health Council in Maine whose focus is making communities in its district among the healthiest in the state.
This is an agreement to purchase services between the State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the City of Portland, Maine, creating an arrangement where the City of Portland agrees to provide specified public health services for the Strategic National Stockpile Program for a specified geographic area.
The Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine provided the following materials on behalf of the City of Portland Maine’s Public Health Division. Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Project Final Narrative Report (January 2015) This report provides a brief overview of the work the University of Southern Maine did on behalf of the City […]
This chart provides an overview of the public health services provided by the Portland Maine Public Health Division and other jurisdictions within Cumberland County Maine.
This 2013-2014 annual report, published by the Public Health Division, Health and Human Services Department, City of Portland, Maine, provides an example of presenting public health statistics and data in a manner that policymakers and community members find informative and useful.