HEALTH DEPARTMENT: CONSOLIDATED MANAGEMENT OF REVENUE-GENERATING ACTIVITIES

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HEALTH DEPARTMENT:
CONSOLIDATED MANAGEMENT OF REVENUE-GENERATING ACTIVITIES

 

Problem Identification:
The Department receives or generates a number of different revenue streams through its various activities, but there is no designated manager with overall responsibility for managing revenue-related activities.

Recommended Action:
Designate a single deputy or assistant health commissioner to be responsible for managing all revenue-generating and grants-procurement functions.

Classification:
Organizational, Revenue Enhancement

Functional/Operational Area:
All Departmental Operations

Estimated Annual Impact:
Cannot be Estimated

Estimated Implementation Cost:
None

Barriers to Implementation:
None

Next Steps:
Designate a member of the Commissioner’s senior staff to be responsible for coordinating all of the Department’s revenue-generating and grants-procurement functions.

Analysis:
The Department’s annual budget includes a number of revenue streams, including: State and federal grants, City General Fund monies, third-party insurance reimbursements, licensing and permit activities, and non-governmental grant funds. Responsibility for cultivating, managing, and maximizing these funding streams, however, is diffused throughout the Department.

While the Department’s primary management focus should remain on servicing the public health needs of Baltimore’s neediest populations, consideration should be given to adopting a more holistic approach to managing revenue-generating and grants-procurement functions. Convening monthly meetings specifically aimed to assemble the managers responsible for these assorted functions to share information and to develop coordinated strategies could have potentially beneficial impacts on the Department’s multiple revenue streams.