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Strategic Decisions

This is an archived program. Resources are still available although grant funding has ended.

Responding to changes in public health and healthcare delivery, local health departments (LHDs) are examining their roles in providing both population-based and direct healthcare services. LHDs have begun to transition services and refocus resources to population-based services, transferring responsibility to other parts of the healthcare system such as community health centers, hospitals, and universities.

To address the challenges posed by a changing public health environment, NACCHO developed the Partnerships Project, which will help LHDs find their niche in the continuum of healthcare service delivery. More » 

Related Programs

Primary Care
This project helps LHDs make strategic decisions about their service delivery systems. It supports LHDs efforts to increase access to care, reduce health disparities, and strengthen the relationships of community health centers.

Maternal and Child Health
The MCH project supports the efforts of local health departments (LHDs) improve the health of women, children, and families.  MCH develops policies and offers programs that ensure access.  

Performance Management Tools: Turning Point and Public Health Foundation
Turning Point and the Public Health Foundation added new tools and resources to the Making Strategic Decisions about Service Delivery Workbook.