This article provides lessons from regionalized public health services for emergency preparedness in Kansas. It discusses the tangible and intangible benefits of regionalization as perceived by members of focus groups interviewed for this research. Available online: http://journals.lww.com/jphmp/Abstract/2007/09000/Regionalization__Collateral_Benefits_of_Emergency.7.aspx Wetta-Hall, R., RuBerg-Copas, G., Ablah, E., Herrmann, M. B., Kang, S., Orr, S. & Molgaard, C. (2007). Regionalization: […]
This report summarizes driving forces for shared services including emergency preparedness, accreditation and economics from Massachusetts; Illinois; Washington, DC; Kansas; Utah; Missouri; Connecticut; and Wisconsin. Konkle, K. (2009). Exploring Shared Service Collaboration in Wisconsin Local Public Health Agencies: A Review of the Literature. Madison, WI: Institute for Wisconsin’s Health Inc. This resource is available online: […]
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 […]
This report explores public health sharing efforts in Kansas and highlights how these efforts may improve initiatives towards accreditation.
The Northeast Kansas (NEK) Multi-County Health Department is a collaboration between three rural counties: Atchison, Brown and Jackson. It operates as a single agency, but provides public health services in each county. It also operates a home health agency, which is located in the city of Hiawatha and serves all three counties. The arrangement allows […]
The Southeast Kansas (SEK) Multi-County Health Department is a collaboration between four rural counties: Allen, Anderson, Bourbon and Woodson. It operates as a single agency, but provides public health services in each county. The arrangement allows the four counties to share one administrator, one accountant and one medical director between the four public health locations. […]
This case study features two county health departments in Kansas that considered sharing a family planning program. Although the CJS arrangement did not move forward, some important lessons were learned as a result of the process.
This document was created specifically for local policymakers to introduce them to the concept of CJS and to explain how it has been used to deliver public health services in Kansas. The document is meant to be shared with board of health members. Available online: http://www.khi.org/policy/article/17-13
Public health funding in Kansas and the nation has decreased in recent years, while the responsibilities of public health agencies have not. As resources become more limited, public health departments must explore alternate ways to effectively and efficiently provide foundational public health services to their communities. Some counties in Kansas are responding to this challenge […]
This document examines how two other states are using CJS to provide Foundational Public Health Services. The report examines how the Kansas public health system could consider similar strategies moving forward. Available online: http://www.khi.org/policy/article/17-10