The Center for Sharing Public Health Services and the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI), with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), are co-leading the Cross-Sector Innovation Initiative (CSII). The CSII is a three-year endeavor to identify and support public health, healthcare and social services organizations striving to build stronger, sustainable connections to better meet the goals and needs of the people they serve and ultimately improve health equity. Learn about the 10 teams selected to participate in the CSII Learning Community.
The Minnesota Department of Health used a grant award from the Center for Sharing Public Health Services to support local health departments throughout the state pursuing cross-jurisdictional sharing arrangements.
The governing boards of five counties in Minnesota unanimously lent their support to the continued exploration of a new entity that would eventually be known as Horizon Public Health.
This article examines the relationship between organizational structure and authority of local public health directors based on data collected from Minnesota local health directors. It illustrates that emerging practice-based research networks can successfully collaborate on small-scale research projects with immediate application for systems development. Study findings are reportedly being used by local public health officials […]
This report describes how the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and 50 locally governed community health boards work together to protect and improve health. It discusses the public health partnership’s strengths, as well as issues and challenges facing the public health system. It also includes brief vignettes of each region in Minnesota, which highlight unique […]
This organizational chart provides a visual overview of the Horizon Community Health Board (Minnesota). Select this link for a restructuring timeline and links to more Horizon restructuring documents.
This implementation work plan developed by the Horizon (Minnesota) restructuring committee outlines next step issues for ongoing discussion, their priority levels, who is responsible, target dates, and status notes for moving forward with consolidating three local public health departments that cover five counties. This document can be used as a template and example for jurisdictions […]
This series of minutes from the Horizon (Minnesota) restructuring committee provides a detailed overview of the process undertaken to address issues related to governance, budget and finance, programs and services, personnel/staff issues, community partnerships, and physical facilities/offices while exploring consolidation of three public health departments covering five counties.
This series of monthly updates was generated by the Horizon (Minnesota) restructuring committee to enhance communication among public health staff about progress to consolidate three public health departments covering five counties.
This document outlines the 2012 quality improvement plan goals established for the Horizon Community Health Board (Minnesota): 1) assess and address quality improvement as it relates to the broad five-county community health board; 2) explore organizational structure options to identify the structure that will support the organization’s capacity to meet national accreditation standards and measures; […]