The Center for Sharing Public Health Services is a place for communities to learn how to work across jurisdictional boundaries to deliver essential public health services. Known as “cross-jurisdictional sharing,” this approach involves public health officials, policymakers, partners and other stakeholders interested in improving effectiveness and efficiency. The Center is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is managed by the Kansas Health Institute. learn more ›
The Center has two main goals. Its first goal is to build evidence related to cross-jurisdictional sharing. It does that, in part, by working with the Shared Services Learning Community. These 16 teams in 14 states act as a learning laboratory by providing real world experiences that the Center can collect and analyze. Its second goal is to use that evidence to produce tools, methods and models to assist public health agencies and policymakers as they consider and adopt CJS approaches. learn more ›
The Center's Roadmap to Develop Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Initiatives is a guide for public health officials and policymakers who are considering or adopting CJS arrangements. The experiences of the demonstration sites, along with other research and expert opinions, provide the knowledge and insight that is the foundation of the Roadmap. Visit our Roadmap to learn more ›
When it comes to working across jurisdictional lines, partners come from many walks of life. Policymakers at the local and state levels, public health practitioners and public health administrators are key players in successful cross-jurisdictional sharing. If you represent one of these sectors, we offer a “Quick Links” section designed specifically for you and the unique role you fill in this journey. learn more ›
After more than three years of planning and implementation, Horizon Public Health opened its doors as a new local health department on January 2, 2015. They have another reason to celebrate also. The integration initiative recently received a County Achievement Award from the Association of Minnesota Counties.