Assessment Tools for Public Health

The following assessment tools for public health are provided by the Center:

Existing Services — A self-administered survey designed to gain a more complete understanding of existing public health services offered by a public health agency. (Publication Number: CSPHS/06-V1)

Existing CJS Arrangements: Abbreviated Survey — A self-administered survey designed to allow potential CJS partners with an overview of existing shared service arrangements among potential partners. (Publication Number: CSPHS/07-V1)

Existing CJS Arrangements: Detailed Survey — A self-administered survey designed to allow potential CJS partners a detailed and specific understanding of existing shared service arrangements among potential partners. (Publication Number: CSPHS/08-V1)

One Existing CJS Arrangement — A self-administered survey designed to help current or potential CJS partners (public health agency jurisdictions) gain a clear definition, and better understanding of one current or planned shared service arrangement. (Publication Number: CSPHS/09-V1)

Self-Assessment of Progress Along the CJS Roadmap — A self-administered survey designed to help current or potential CJS partners (public health agency jurisdictions) better understand the extent to which important issues that can affect the success of a CJS initiative have been identified and discussed. The survey components closely mirror the structure of the Roadmap. (Publication Number: CSPHS/10-V1)

Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Agreements Collaborative Trust Scale — An anonymously collected survey to assess levels of trust between collaboration partner organizations. This scale can make discussions about trust safer and more productive. The survey is a useful tool to help people explore together their differing expectations and build stronger and more productive collaborative relationships. (Publication Number: CSPHS/11-V1)

Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Readiness Factors — A set of questions related to readiness for a CJS effort. It is intended for use by those groups and individuals exploring the possibility of or preparing for a CJS process. It asks questions related to: 1) motivation for change, 2) trust between partners, 3) identified and effective leadership, 4) commitment to CJS efforts/ change, 5) effective collaboration, 6) common policies and procedures, and 7) financial and capital resources. Those interested in a CJS effort may find it useful to explore the questions as a group to better understand the strengths and challenges to be faced by a CJS effort. This information can be used to identify important stakeholders and plan collaborative processes to make the success of a CJS planning process more likely.