Resource: Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreements Map

To reduce costs and meet increased demand for services, many local health departments (LHDs) are exploring innovative ways to improve efficiency by partnering with other LHDs, agencies and entities. This 50-state resource examines the interlocal agreements that permit LHDs to collaborate with other entities to provide health and other services.

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Issue Brief: Opportunities for Local Health Departments in the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act inlcudes a number of preventive and community health provisions that create new opportunities for local health departments. This issue brief summarizes some of these opportunities.

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Fact Sheet: Indiana Public Health Authorities

Several Indiana laws protect the population from injury, disease, disability and death. This fact sheet provides an overview of the legal authorities for each of the Indiana health agencies to carry out broad public health functions.

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Fact Sheet: Ohio Health Authorities

Several Ohio laws protect the population from injury, disease, disability and death. This Fact Sheet outlines the legal authority of various Ohio public health entities with respect to the following functions: (1) Management and Supervision, (2) Adoption of Rules, Policies and Guidelines, (3) Investigations, (5) Enforcement, (6) Information Collection, Analysis and Dissemination, and (7) Care and Treatment.

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Fact Sheet: Wisconsin Health Authorities

This Fact Sheet provides an overview of the legal authority for each of the various Wisconsin health agencies to carry out broad public health functions.

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Issue Brief: Public Health Agency Accreditation

This resource includes a summary of the legal issues as well as key state laws and policies, resources and links.

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