Local boards of health are vital to ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of public health services. As budgets become tighter, it is important for those responsible for health departments to ensure that agencies meet community needs while remaining financially sound. Cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) is one tool that can be used to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of local health departments. This document contains key concepts and considerations for local board of health members wishing to learn more about public health CJS. It provides an overview of CJS and examines the local board of health’s role in the process of developing CJS arrangements.
Available online: http://www.khi.org/policy/article/17-13
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- Background / History: This document contains key concepts and considerations for local board of health members wishing to learn more about public health CJS.
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- What? / Phase One: This report answers the questions: What is Public Health? What is the Role of the Local Board of Health? What is CJS?