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 […]
An overview of current and planned shared service arrangements among local and tribal health departments in Wisconsin. Reports on rate of sharing, motivations, and reported outcomes.
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 […]
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 […]
The Local Government Center (LGC) of University of Wisconsin-Extension has developed a set of case studies chronicling the successes and challenges of cities and villages that voluntarily have combined one or more major municipal services with one or more neighboring units of local government. The author found a number of common elements or themes running […]
This handbook provides important questions posed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Health for any consolidation/shared services effort. For more information, contact email@example.com.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]