The tool is a planning checklist that health departments could use to determine if participating in a shared service arrangement would be beneficial and feasible and to explore what issues might be addressed by sharing services. It was developed by the Northwoods Shared Services Project in Wisconsin, a member of the Center’s Shared Services Learning Community.
It is included in the CJS Resource Library under the categories listed below. Select a link to find other resources in that category.
- Change Management: This tool will help health departments determine whether or not to participate in a shared service arrangement and what issues might be explored for such an arrangement.
- Communications: This tool will help health departments prepare for talking with their respective policy boards regarding entering into a shared services arrangement.
This resource is also linked to the Roadmap. Select a link below to read more about each area.
- Why? / Phase One: A health officer and health department staff could use the questions in this checklist to determine if participation in a shared arrangement would be beneficial and feasible.
- What? / Phase One: A group of health officers could use the checklist and associated tools and resources to explore an issue that could potentially be solved by a cross-jurisdictional sharing arrangement.
- Communications / Phase Two: This tool will help health departments prepare for talking with their respective policy boards regarding entering into a shared services arrangement.
- Change Management / Phase Two: This tool will help health departments determine what issue might be explored for a shared services arrangement and later why the issue chosen was chosen.