The Center for Public Policy and Health
Director: John Hoornbeek | 304 Moulton Hall, Kent, Ohio 44242 | P: (330) 672-7148 | email@example.com
Welcome to the Center for Public Policy and Healthâ€™s (CPPH) official website. Formerly known as the Center for Public Administration and Public Policy, the CPPHâ€™s mission is to conduct research to develop and improve public policies aimed at enhancing the publicâ€™s health, and to provide targeted assistance to public, non-profit, and private sector organizations.
The CPPH, through its experienced staff and affiliates, continues its thirty year tradition of serving as a resource to public, non-profit, and private sector organizations in Ohio and around the country. While the Center works in a variety of policy areas pertinent to health, the environment, and community well-being, it is continuing its research and facilitation work on intergovernmental collaboration and environmental policy while expanding its work on improving public health in Ohio and beyond. Please check back regularly for updates on the Centerâ€™s work. The Center is housed within the College of Public Healthâ€™s Health Policy and Management Department in 304 Moulton Hall on the Kent State main campus. If you have questions or if we can be of assistance, please call us at 330-672-7148 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[ Consolidation of Local Health Departments in Ohio: Motivations and Impacts ]
[ Policy Brief: FAQs and Answers from a Public Health Practice-Based Research Network "Quick Strike" Study ]
Kent State University's Center for Pubic Policy and Health and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, in cooperation with Case Western Reserve University, the University of Kentucky, and the Ohio Research Association for Public Health Improvement, has released a study on local health department consolidation in Ohio. This project was made possible through funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Please see the links above for the full report and a policy brief for practitioners.
The Center has recently released a report analyzing the consolidation of Summit Countyâ€™s Public Health Departments into a single agency: Summit County Public health (SCPH). The Akron Health Department, Barberton Health Department, and the Summit County Health District became one organization on January 1, 2011. The Centerâ€™s analysis focused on the challenges, opportunities, and outcomes of the consolidation one year later.
Kent State Universityâ€™s Center for Public Administration and Public Policy has followed eight collaborative projects for the past two years, conducting extensive interviews and collecting information throughout the collaborative process. Through this and other research, the Center has produced a large body of information on the benefit, costs, and barriers to initiating collaboration, as well as the lessons participating communities have learned. The above title links to a full overview of the case study documents.
The individual case studies can be accessed through the images below. For all eight case studies in one document, click here.
Rollin' on the River:
Land Use and Economic Development
Mahoning Youngstown Regional Information System:
Improving Effectiveness in Information Technology
Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness for
Public Health Services:
Summit County Communities, Summit County Ohio
Sustain a Greener Ohio:
Stormwater Management: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency through Collaborative GIS Services
Westshore Regional Fire District:
Efficiency and Effectiveness in Collaborative Fire Protection Services
Countywide 911 Dispatch:
Efficiency in Emergency Response
Western Reserve Joint Economic Development Zone:
Land Use and Economic Development
Oberlin District Fleet Management:
Cost Savings in Fleet Maintenance
News & Events
Kent Stateâ€™s Center for Public Policy and Health Releases Study on Local Health Department Consolidation in Ohio Kent State Universityâ€™s Center for Public Policy and Health and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have recently completed a study on local health department consolidation in Ohio.
- Posted Oct. 9, 2013
Kent State and Area Health Departments Awarded Grant to Improve Public Health Services Kent State University and three health departments in Portage County, Ohio, are pleased to announce receipt of a $125,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to explore how â€œcross-jurisdictional sharingâ€ can enable greater protection and promotion of public health.
- Posted Feb. 21, 2013
Kent Stateâ€™s College of Public Health Establishes a New Practice Office and Research Center Kent State Universityâ€™s College of Public Health has established a new Office of Public Health Practice and a Center for Public Policy and Health, two externally focused college units that offer services to health departments, hospital systems, government agencies and non-governmental organizations.
- Posted Jan. 25, 2013
College Studying Effects of Health Department Consolidation The college has a major new assignment to evaluate the effects of consolidation on 12 recent Ohio health department mergers in a study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The project is collaboration between Kent State and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, under the Ohio Research Association for Public Health Improvement (RAPHI), which was organized by Case Western Reserve University.
- Posted Oct. 31, 2012
CPAPP Releases Case Studies on Northeast Ohio Collaborative Efforts The Center for Public Administration and Public Policy (CPAPP) has recently released eight case studies on intergovernmental collaborative efforts in Northeast Ohio. The case studies describe how local governments can realize significant cost savings, service improvements and other benefits.
- Posted Feb. 10, 2012
Center Affiliate Brian Kelley Recognized on State Level, Portage County on National and International Level An Affiliate to the Center for Public Administration and Public Policy, Brian Kelley is the Chief Information Officer at Portage County, Ohio and is responsible for the Countyâ€™s Information Technology operations. Under his leadership, Portage County has received international, national, and state recognition for highly successful enterprise-wide information technology projects.
- Posted Sep. 23, 2011
Center's Director Published Book on State Water Programs Dr. John A. Hoornbeek has recently published the book, Water Pollution Policies and the American States: Runaway Brueaucracies or Congressional Control through SUNY Press. This book provides a comprehensive treatment of American water pollution policy, including its history and implementation, as well as ideas for policy reform.
- Posted Aug. 25, 2011
Report Released: Measuring Water Quality Improvements: TMDL Implementation Progress, Indicators, and Tracking Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) set the amount of pollutant that a water body can receive and still comply with water quality standards. Released in late June of 2011, Measuring Water Quality Improvements: TMDL Implementation Progress, Indicators, and Tracking expands upon the findings published in the Centerâ€™s 2008 report, Implementing Total Maximum Daily Loads: Understanding and Fostering Successful Results.
- Posted Aug. 25, 2011
Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost Visits KSU On June 23, Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost visited Kent State University to discuss the Centerâ€™s work regarding intergovernmental.
- Posted Aug. 25, 2011
CPAPP Develops Northeast Ohio Local Government Collaborative Inventory Intergovernmental collaboration provides opportunities for cost savings, economic development and local government service improvement. Kent State Universityâ€™s Center for Public Administration and Public Policy has developed a comprehensive inventory of more than 240 collaborative projects that are actively happening or are being explored as ideas for possible implementation in Northeast Ohio.
- Posted Aug. 24, 2011
Intergovernmental Collaboration: A Useful Tool in Tough Fiscal Times This article appeared in the November/December issue of "Cities and Villages Magazine," the bimonthly publication of the Ohio Municipal League. The article details the growing need for collaboration in the State of Ohio as a way to deal with these tough fiscal times.
- Posted Jan. 11, 2011
The Center Facilitates Meeting of Water Quality Experts In December 2010, The Center, in partnership with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, facilitated a meeting in Washington, D.C. that brought together water quality experts from around the country.
- Posted Dec. 20, 2010
The Center Releases Report on E-Government Building E-Government Capacities identifies positive and negative perceptions toward regional e-government, as well as barriers to e-government adoption.
- Posted Dec. 18, 2010
A Report on Health Department Consolidation in Summit County, Ohio
See Information and Links Above.
In 2011, the Center and its affiliates completed work on a study of the implementation of total maximum daily loads, which are required by the federal clean water act. This report can be accessed through the image above.
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