Wisconsin

Financial and Legal Characteristics of Cross-Jurisdictional Shared Service Agreements Between Local Public Health Agencies

This article examines cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) arrangements used by local and tribal public health departments in Wisconsin. It focuses on specific financial and legal elements and highlights the wide variation in the style and content of CJS arrangements. It also raises questions about the completeness of some existing CJS arrangements from a legal perspective and […]

Preparing for Accreditation: West Allis Health Department

This slide presentation outlines the process and tools used by the West Allis (Wisconsin) Health Department to achieve national public health accreditation. West Allis was selected by NACCHO to be a national accreditation pilot. Available online (pdf): http://nnphi.org/CMSuploads/7.Preparing%20for%20Accreditation%20Final.pdf NNPHI. (2010). Preparing for Accreditation: West Allis Health Department [presentation slides]. New Orleans, LA: National Network of […]

Tribal Resources created by Red Star Innovations and the Institute for Wisconsin’s Health, Inc.

The Institute for Wisconsin’s Health, Inc. and Red Star Innovations have compiled a number of surveys, assessments and toolkits with general information for use by tribes interested in pursuing public health accreditation and completing community health assessments for accreditation. These resources and tools, which reside on the IWHI website, are continually being expanded to include […]

A Roadmap for Government Transformation

This report provides the results of facilitated research and discussion about ways for governmental leaders to transform governmental service delivery within Wisconsin by 1) determining whether having fewer governments is truly more efficient and cost effective than having more local governments; 2) understanding how existing regional government organizations synthesize local and regional interest to get […]

Local Government Collaboration In Wisconsin: Case Studies

This report provides a collection of Wisconsin-based case studies focused on collaborative and cooperative initiatives among public sector providers. Service areas covered include public health and safety and infrastructure services — including fire, medical, animal control, dispatch, highway service, water, sanitation, etc. The report also include cross-cutting findings about the obstacles to collaboration and lessons […]

Service Sharing and Tribal Health Departments: Initial Considerations

Nancy Young, executive director of the Institute for Wisconsin’s Health, focuses on general issues related to CJS arrangements among local and tribal governments. In related presentations, Carol Rollins, environmental health director with the Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Health, and Christine Hovell, health officer with Jackson County Public Health, describe their specific experiences.

Memorandum of Understanding: Northwoods Preparedness Collaborative

This document is a memorandum of understanding (MOU) template for the Northwoods Preparedness Collaborative in Wisconsin, which consists of ten local public health departments that contribute a percentage of their annual public health emergency preparedness (PHEP) allocation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that is administered through the State of Wisconsin Department of […]