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Navigating Sharing Arrangements: Leveraging the Power of the Roadmap
A Message from the Director of the Center for Sharing Public Health Services
July 2021 — At the Center for Sharing Public Health Services, we believe in the power of the journey to drive you toward your destination. This principle comes alive in one of our flagship tools — the Roadmap — which guides health departments through the process of developing sharing arrangements across boundaries. The Roadmap recently underwent updates to reflect our new definition of cross-jurisdictional sharing. In addition, because of situations prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we developed an expedited version of the Roadmap to facilitate sharing arrangements in specific situations that do not allow for or necessitate the application of the full Roadmap model. This Director’s Message breaks down the two versions of the Roadmap, as well as when to use each.
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.