Cross-jurisdictional sharing helps public health departments do their work better.
We’re here to help you do it.
May 2022 – At the Center for Sharing Public Health Services (CSPHS), we have been busy distilling what we have learned from the Cross-Sector Innovation Initiative, in partnership with the Public Health National Center for Innovations. In addition to highlighting the work of each of the 10 grantees, we are summarizing the unique role of public health in these efforts, innovations that emerged, and insights about how to use the pillars and adaptive factors from A Framework for Aligning Sectors to further collaboration goals and sustainability. These learnings will be released next month, and we hope you will be able to take advantage of them in your efforts to “rethink boundaries for better health.” In the meantime, this is what we are reading.
In Nevada, an agreement between Douglas County and Carson City Health and Human Services, which began providing inspections in Douglas County, generated a strong environmental health services program that benefits both jurisdictions.
Nine counties in the southern tier of New York discovered the value of developing detailed supporting documents to ensure smooth and efficient operations when their mutual aid agreement was activated.
Washington State Department of Health Immunization Program staff worked closely with the local health jurisdictions throughout the state to redesign program administration and enhance program integrity.
Featured Resource: COMPASS
COMPASS is an interactive online tool that walks through the step-by-step process of exploring, planning and implementing CJS arrangements. It follows the three phases of the Roadmap but dives deeper into each, providing additional resources such as videos, charts, surveys and timelines to help break down each phase into smaller sections.