The Local Government Center (LGC) of University of Wisconsin-Extension has developed a set of case studies chronicling the successes and challenges of cities and villages that voluntarily have combined one or more major municipal services with one or more neighboring units of local government. The author found a number of common elements or themes running […]
This handbook provides important questions posed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Health for any consolidation/shared services effort. For more information, contact email@example.com.
This report provides the results of facilitated research and discussion about ways for governmental leaders to transform governmental service delivery within Wisconsin by 1) determining whether having fewer governments is truly more efficient and cost effective than having more local governments; 2) understanding how existing regional government organizations synthesize local and regional interest to get […]
Nancy Young, executive director of the Institute for Wisconsin’s Health, focuses on general issues related to CJS arrangements among local and tribal governments. In related presentations, Carol Rollins, environmental health director with the Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Health, and Christine Hovell, health officer with Jackson County Public Health, describe their specific experiences.
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 document is a memorandum of understanding (MOU) template for the Northwoods Preparedness Collaborative in Wisconsin, which consists of ten local public health departments that contribute a percentage of their annual public health emergency preparedness (PHEP) allocation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that is administered through the State of Wisconsin Department of […]
This Public Health Services Survey asks about the provision of public health services among multiple jurisdictions in an effort to determine interest in working together. It can be used as an assessment tool to determine what public health services may be offered in some jurisdictions and not offered in others to initiate discussion around potential […]
The document lists the benefits of having local environmental health agents. It was developed by the Northwoods Shared Services Project in Wisconsin, a member of the Center’s Shared Services Learning Community.
This full report of Wisconsin tribal public health leaders’ exploration of service sharing between/among tribal health departments, local health departments and state health departments, as a strategy to increase capacity, efficiency and program effectiveness, identifies important areas of consideration.
This document provides an abbreviated version of Wisconsin tribal public health leaders’ exploration of service sharing between/among tribal health departments, local health departments and state health departments, as a strategy to increase capacity, efficiency and program effectiveness. This consolidated information can be useful for both tribal and non-tribal jurisdictions.