Evaluation of Regionalization Planning Efforts in Kansas and Massachusetts

On their own, many small, local health departments do not have the resources to meet accreditation program standards. As a result, several states have begun thinking about how to increase the capacity of local public health in order to not only meet accreditation standards, but also to provide citizens with services that they need and […]

Regional Public Health Emergency Preparedness: The Experience of Massachusetts Region 4b

This article describes the formation of Region 4b, an emergency preparedness region in Massachusetts, and how the region came together to work on emergency preparedness issues. It also examines the organizational, financial, and planning challenges associated with organizing these towns as a unified entity. Available online:

Cross-Jurisdictional Resource Sharing and the Scope and Quality of Public Health Services

These PowerPoint slides are from a webinar presented by the Dissemination and Implementation Research to Improve Value (DIRECTIVE) project. This multistate study conducted in Connecticut and Massachusetts examined relationships between service delivery models and the breadth, cost and quality of local public health services. Two service delivery models were selected for inclusion (independent health departments […]