Anatomy of a public health agency turnaround: the case of the general health district in mahoning county.

Title

Anatomy of a public health agency turnaround: the case of the general health district in mahoning county.

Creator

Honoré Peggy A; Stefanak Matthew; Dessens Scott

Publisher

Journal of Public Health Management & Practice

Date

2012
2012-07

Description

A turnaround describes an organization's ability to recover from successive periods of decline. Current and projected declines in US economic conditions continue to place local public health departments at risk of fiscal exigency. This examination focused on turnaround methodologies used by a local public health department to reverse successive periods of operational and financial declines. Illustrations are provided on the value added by implementing financial ratio and trend analysis in addition to using evidence-based private sector turnaround strategies of retrenchment, repositioning, and reorganization. Evidence has shown how the financial analysis and strategies aided in identifying operational weakness and set in motion corrective measures. The Public Health Uniform Data System is introduced along with a list of standards offered for mainstreaming these and other routine stewardship practices to diagnose, predict, and prevent agency declines.

Subject

Ohio; Workforce; Leadership; Costs and Cost Analysis; Organizational; Strategic Planning; Financial Management; Organizational Restructuring; Public Sector; Day Care – Economics; Laboratories – Economics; Public Health – Economics; Public Health Administration – Economics; Quality Management

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

364–371

Issue

4

Volume

18

Citation

Honoré Peggy A; Stefanak Matthew; Dessens Scott, “Anatomy of a public health agency turnaround: the case of the general health district in mahoning county.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 21, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5943.

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