This presentation describes the roll-out of a regionalization program in Massachusetts to reduce the number of its public health districts and create a number of shared districts that would provide equal access to health care and retain the authority of local public boards of health. The presentation describes reasons for the process and how it was implemented, including the award of planning and implementation incentive grants, and provides website links for resources and background information.
Auerbach, J. (2012). Strengthening Massachusetts Local Public Health: Moving from 351 to double digits. [presentation slides]. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health.