This web article provides insight into thinking about regionalization of public services by focusing on municipal public health services in Massachusetts. It includes links to statutory requirements, types of sharing agreements, and other resources. Available online: http://www.regionalbestpractices.org/projects-will-benefit/public-health/
This presentation explores the financial challenges involved in sharing relationships, such as how much should each partner contribute, how is the amount determined, how much does it cost to provide services, and how to diversify funding streams. It was developed by the Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance, which was part of the Center’s Shared […]
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: […]
This presentation provides an overview of the Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance whose mission is to improve, promote and protect the health and safety of residents in six Central Massachusetts municipalities through the formation of strong community partnerships, data-driven decision-making and delivery of high quality public health services.
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 is a template that can be used by jurisdictions to formalize the provision of and specify reimbursement for the costs for sharing public health services. It was developed by the Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance, which was part of the Center’s Shared Services Learning Community.
This article describes the formation of Region 4b, an emergency preparedness region in Massachusetts, and how the region came together to work on emergency preparedness issues. It also examines the organizational, financial, and planning challenges associated with organizing these towns as a unified entity. Available online: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2430641/
This Status Report highlights the work of the Massachusetts Public Health Regionalization Project. The Regionalization Project’s goal is to strengthen the Massachusetts public health system by creating a state-funded regional structure for equitable delivery of local public health services across the Commonwealth.
This report offers a series of case studies on shared staffing arrangements in local public health organizations. These cases, which are located in Massachusetts, Iowa and Oregon, were selected for study based on a national environmental scan of arrangements in place and with attention to variation in location, size of jurisdictions, and type of local […]
These PowerPoint slides are from a webinar presented by the Dissemination and Implementation Research to Improve Value (DIRECTIVE) project. This multistate study conducted in Connecticut and Massachusetts examined relationships between service delivery models and the breadth, cost and quality of local public health services. Two service delivery models were selected for inclusion (independent health departments […]