Los Angeles County Officials Approve Plan To Combine Three Health Departments
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a proposal to combine three separate health agencies -- the departments of Public Health, Mental Health and Health Services -- into one super agency. Supporters say the move will reduce bureaucracy, improve efficiency and boost care quality, while critics say the new agency will be too large and unable to effectively manage the various programs.
- "L.A. County Forms Health 'Super Agency,' but Some Fear it Will Be Unwieldy" (Sewell, Los Angeles Times, 9/29).
- "L.A. County Merging Three Health-Related Departments Into Mega Agency" (Sewell, "L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 9/29).
- "Los Angeles County Merging Health Departments Into 1 Agency" (AP/Sacramento Bee, 9/30).