Foundational Public Health Services and Opportunities for Cross‐Jurisdictional Sharing in Kansas

As Kansas moves toward the concept of the Foundational Public Health Services (FPHS) for all Kansans, there is a need to examine possible governance structures that will enable efficient and effective provision of the services that will keep the public safe and healthy. Cross‐jurisdictional sharing (CJS) provides one option for health department leaders, working with boards of health, to ensure that their communities have access to these public health services. The purpose of this document is to provide information about the history of CJS for public health in Kansas and the connections between CJS and FPHS using examples from other states involved in similar work.

Available online:

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

  • Accreditation / Essential Services: The Foundational Public Health Services model is a package of capabilities and services that must be provided to keep the public safe and healthy.

This resource is also linked to the Roadmap. Select a link below to read more about each area.

  • What? / Phase One: Sharing capacity and resources through CJS has been identified as one possible way to provide FPHS. Several other states have already taken steps to move toward the implementation of the FPHS model, and have identified CJS as a key strategy for that purpose.