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Case Example: Escambia County Health Department (FL)

Description:

This 3-page case example explores how the Escambia County Health Department (ECHD) in Florida used a budget crisis to create a ranking tool they dubbed ”the matrix,” which:

  • compares all the services provided by ECHD;
  • analyzes how the services align with the health department's responsibilities to protect the public's health; and
  • examines how the services connect to NACCHO's Operational Definition.

Access the case example by clicking on the PDF to the right and access the matrix by clicking the excel file to the right.  

Toolkit:

Accreditation Preparation Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Performance Indicators, Quality Improvement, Strategic Planning

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

Escambia County Health Department

Submitted:

05/06/2008

Modified:

08/13/2010

The NACCHO Toolbox is a repository of available resources to help local public health practitioners. Tools are produced by local, state, and federal agencies, as well as academic institutions and other stakeholders. The contents of this Toolbox are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect any official recommendations of NACCHO. NACCHO makes no express or implied warranty with respect to the contents and disclaims liability for any damages arising from or connected to the use of the material in this Toolbox.

Five most recent user comments

3.5 Stars of 5 - Useful
Priority Setting Matrix
By Alan Kalos
The priority setting matrix is very useful. It would be helpful to mention that the link to the matrix form requires opening another tool from the toolbox.