Sharing Environmental Health Services

The Journal of Environmental Health recently featured an article about cross-jurisdictional sharing. The article concluded that environmental health services “are good candidates for CJS projects. These services are usually fee funded, which makes cost sharing easier to compute; they require skilled workers or contractors, who are more easily accessible through sharing agreements; and the volume or type of demand for some environmental health services may be too low and episodic for a single health department to justify the investment required to offer those services. Cross-jurisdictional sharing is of growing interest to public health and its value for environmental health services is particularly promising.”

Read the complete article. Posted with permission from the Journal of Environmental Health, a publication of the National Environmental Health Association, www.neha.org.