Online Program

Planning and implementing mechanics of health districts merger benefits and challenges

Saturday, November 2, 2013 : 10:57 a.m. - 11:09 a.m.

Gene Nixon, MPA, RS, Health Commissioner, Summit County Public Health, Stow, OH
I will present information on the mechanics of planning and implementing the merging of two or more health districts, provide details on a retrospective analysis of the merger benefits and challenges and summarize lessons learned. I will conclude with information on how shifting jurisdictional authority can trigger transformation change in public health services delivery

Learning Areas:

Public health administration or related administration
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe key information on approaching, planning and implementing the consolidation of a multi-jurisdictional health district adaptable to other communities Explain post-consolidation data on the economic and programmatic benefits of local public health agency merger opportunities

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was the Health Commissioner/Chief Executive Officer managing the consolidation of three local health districts in 2011. I led the management teams coordination of IT, personnel, fiscal, legal and community engagement towards a stronger systems positioned for transformation.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.