Cumberland County Maine CJS Materials

The Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine provided the following materials on behalf of the City of Portland Maine’s Public Health Division.


Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Project Final Narrative Report (January 2015)

This report provides a brief overview of the work the University of Southern Maine did on behalf of the City of Portland, Maine’s Public Health Division as it engaged community leaders and stakeholders about public health services.

Available online: http://phsharing.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/ME-CJSFinalNarrativeRpt.pdf


Legal Review of Tobacco and Health Foods/Healthy Eating Laws for Portland Maine

This report reviews and compares state and local laws in the areas of tobacco and smoking regulations and nutrition and healthy eating. It finds some gaps in current laws and opportunities to revise or amend the Portland Municipal Code.

Available online: http://phsharing.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/ME-LegalReviewTobaccoHlthyFoods.pdf


Report on the Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Discussion Groups

This report was created to inform deliberations and guide direction of the Cumberland County Maine CJS project team as they organized discussion groups with community leaders and stakeholders to solicit perceptions about existing public health services.

Available online: http://phsharing.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ME_CJS_Discussion_Groups.pdf


Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Project Key Informant Interview Results

This report summarizes the results from a series of key informant interviews with the Cumberland County Maine CJS project leadership team with findings reflecting the perceptions of those who were invited to play a key role in helping shape the local planning discussions.

Available online: http://phsharing.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/ME-CJS_Key_Inform_Interviews.pdf


The items are included in the CJS Resource Library under the categories listed below. Select a link to find other resources in that category.

  • Communications: The final narrative report highlights the work the University of Southern Maine did on behalf of the City of Portland, Maine’s Public Health Division as it reached out to community leaders and stakeholders about public health services. The discussion group report highlights key findings from discussion groups with community leaders and stakeholders to solicit perceptions about existing public health services
  • Environmental Issues: The legal review report provides the results of a review of Maine and the city of Portland’s public health laws, focusing on two areas: 1) tobacco and smoking regulation, and 2) nutrition and healthy eating.
  • Monitoring and Improving: The key informant interview report provides results from questions asked of members of the Leadership Team as they reflected on the CJS initiative with an emphasis on: 1) expectations, 2) factors that positively or negatively influenced the project, 3) the value of CJS and how to best communicate this value to stakeholders, and 4) opportunities for ongoing efforts.