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.
This master’s degree paper submitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides an overview of the issues surrounding consolidation of local health departments. The author discusses potential benefits (including cost savings, increased capacity to provide essential services, and increased preparedness), the concerns associated with consolidation (including loss of control, low priority of […]
This document provides recommendations for increasing patient volume, improving program efficiency, and providing new services for Project Smile, a joint oral health program by the Cabarrus Health Alliance and Guilford County Health Department in North Carolina.
The document provides results of a needs assessment that examined the community need for and management and delivery of dental services provided by the public dental clinics administered between the Cabarrus Health Alliance and Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services in North Carolina.
This document reports on a needs assessment conducted by Cabarrus Health Alliance and Guilford County Department of Public Health in North Carolina to assess the oral health needs of the underserved in the shared services area and to determine program capacity to meet those needs, as well as the finances, human resources, technology, and facilities […]
The document outlines a conceptual framework for developing a shared services plan for oral health consulting, including a detailed work plan, shared staffing recommendations and definitions, strategic recommendations, and general recommendations. It was produced by the Project Smile demonstration site in North Carolina.
Guilford County Health Department’s dental program is a valuable asset for people in the Greensboro, North Carolina area and given its current size, the dental program needs to be maximally efficient and effective. The strategies outlined in this plan are designed to help guide dental program stronger and more effective.
Cabarrus Health Alliance’s dental program is a valuable asset for people in and around Charlotte, North Carolina. Given its current size, the dental program needs to be maximally efficient and effective. The strategies outlined in this plan are designed to help guide the dental program to become stronger and more effective.
The purpose of this report was to provide empirical estimates of Local Health Departments’ (LHDs’) cost structure. Using cost information for 2012 from 15 LHDs in North Carolina for two public health services—food and lodging and onsite water—this report first presents estimates of the total costs per service provided. In a second step, total costs […]