In December 2021, the de Beaumont Foundation joined the Bipartisan Policy Center and eight leading public health organizations to release Public Health Forward: Modernizing the U.S. Public Health System, a five-year roadmap for public health. The report offered detailed recommendations for policymakers and public health leaders, shaped by a bipartisan task force of current and former elected officials as well as leaders in the nonprofit, public health, and health care spaces. This set of ten interactive case studies aims to bring those recommendations one step closer to implementation: to share real-world experiences, stepwise guidance, useful details, and lessons learned by state and local health departments across the country that have already put them into practice.
Learn how Washington State built accountability mechanisms to track how public health funding is spent and the impact of that spending.
Eleven neighboring local health departments in California have a resource-sharing arrangement that increases their capacity to provide foundational public health services to communities.
The Alaska Department of Health compensates youth for their expertise as participants in their youth advisory program, Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska.
Ledge Light Health District, Connecticut, has formalized public health planning and processes that rely on input from, and share decision-making with, community-based organizations and the people they serve.
Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, a local health department in Kansas, provides professional development opportunities that give its staff the skills and knowledge needed to meet modern public health challenges.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has partnered with local schools and communities to strengthen workforce diversity and hire from the communities they serve.
The Utah Department of Health and Human Services devotes time and energy to supporting partners in submitting data that are timely, accurate, and complete.
The Louisiana Department of Health uses a health equity lens in its data collection and reporting, consistently collecting data needed to identify, document, and address health inequities in communities.
The Chatham County Health Department, a local health department in North Carolina, successfully partners with other sectors to address birth equity.