The Center for Sharing Public Health Services has updated the Roadmap to Develop Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Initiatives. The Roadmap helps guide jurisdictions through the process of considering or establishing cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) arrangements.
There are three distinct phases on the Roadmap:
- Phase One: Explore: Activities during this phase focus on conceptual feasibility, including why to consider CJS, what to share, and who to involve.
- Phase Two: Prepare and Plan: Activities during this phase focus on developing an implementation plan that includes the logistical and operational aspects of the initiative.
- Phase Three: Implement and Improve: Activities during this phase focus on ensuring the implementation meets the overall plan and the respective parties’ goals.
Each phase contains a set of issues or questions to explore. While the progression of phases should take place in the order presented, the issues and questions within each phase do not necessarily have to follow the order listed on the Roadmap. If it becomes apparent during the process that some key areas or issues from an earlier phase were overlooked, it is important to go back to that phase and resolve them before moving forward. Keep in mind, the Roadmap is intended to be more of a guide than a set of specific directions for those working on or considering CJS for their jurisdictions.
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