RE-ACT Podcast

This podcast by the Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) and the Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks (PHPBRN) presents an interview between Dr. Paul Halverson and Dr. Justeen Hyde, Co-Director of the Massachusetts Public Health Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN), discussing cross-jurisdictional sharing. The rationale for interest in CJS is discussed as are results from ongoing research. Findings suggest that the CJS planning process works best where relationships are already in place among the participating communities, which means there is a history and a certain level of trust between the collaborators. Findings also indicate that strong, transparent, action-focused facilitation in planning meetings has been beneficial. Dr Hyde also indicates that when the people around the planning table have common goals from the beginning the process goes much more smoothly.

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

  • Change Management: The podcast presents challenges and best practices associated with CJS planning efforts.
  • Communications: The podcast discusses the importance of clear facilitated communication during the planning process.
  • Research and Evaluation: The podcast presents research findings from PBRN Research on CJS efforts in Massachusetts.

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


Halverson, P. K., & Hyde, J. (2013, January). RE-ACT. National Coordinating Center for PHSSR & Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks Podcast. Podcast retrieved April 11, 2013, from