Determining and Distributing Costs of Shared Public Health Services

This document is a primer to assist policymakers and public health officials as they determine the full cost of sharing services and decide how to distribute that cost across or among jurisdictions. Because of the complexity of apportioning such costs this document is shared as a guide and not a definitive accounting manual. Policymakers and public health officials should ultimately seek advice from their organization’s financial experts for more details.

Available online:

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

  • Fiscal and Service Issues: This cost primer provides guidance for determining the full cost of a shared service and for ways to apportion the cost of the service among the partners who will be sharing.

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

  • Fiscal / Phase Two: This document provides strategies for distributing costs across or among jurisdictions sharing the services.