When Washington and Ozaukee counties in Wisconsin merged their health departments, the result was an infrastructure that supports “modern” public health practice and maximizes all available resources. This publication is from the Center for Sharing Public Health Services.
When the vision to consolidate three health departments became a reality, Public Health 3.0 was fully realized in Winnebago County. This publication is from the Center for Sharing Public Health Services.
This example document, comprised of survey data, comes from the merger of the Washington County and Ozaukee County health departments in Wisconsin. A key component of the merger was the implementation of shared information system (IS) services, which included shared drives and electronic health records (EHR). A survey was administered to staff in both counties […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 […]