Regionalization in local public health systems: Variation in rationale, implementation and impact on public health preparedness

The Foundation's Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization program was designed to support research, demonstration, and evaluation projects examining major changes in health care financing.This grant supports researchers to describe and assess regionalization of public health structures. In particular, they will use four comparative case studies to: (1) document the variation in the rationale for creating regional public health structures; (2) understand how these structures have been organized, implemented and governed; and (3) assess the current and likely impact of regional structures on public health preparedness and public health systems more generally. The case studies will address coordination, standardization and development of regional capacity. The objective of the study is to provide a better understanding of the regionalization of public health systems in order to inform the many state and local health departments currently developing regional structures.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $147,324.00

Awarded on: 1/10/2006

Time frame: 2/1/2006 - 4/30/2007

Grant Number: 56470


Rand Corporation

1776 Main Street
P.O. Box 2138
Santa Monica, 90401-2138


Michael A. Stoto
Project Director