Learning Along the Way

A Message from the Co-Directors

January 10, 2018

People often ask us how we develop the cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) tools and resources we provide. We do it through continuous improvement efforts. While Center staff are providing technical assistance to public health groups in the field, we get to observe real-world experiences with CJS–which functions like a learning laboratory. This allows us to collect best practices and share them with the public health community.

The Roadmap to Develop Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Initiatives is one of the most important tools for the Center, developed nearly five years ago. After learning from groups using the Roadmap during their CJS initiatives, we gathered feedback, analyzed it, and have released a new version for you here. Let us know what you think!

Along with field observation, the Center has brought together our grantees, key partners and other public experts for annual in-person meetings, which have provided a forum for participants to share their experiences with the Center and with other practitioners working on CJS initiatives.

We also review recent trends in public health systems and public administration to identify best practices to shared-service efforts–and look for ways that CJS might be applied.

We do this because public health organizations must be effective and efficient. The Center is no exception. We continuously improve our tools, resources and methods to ensure that they remain relevant and have real-world applicability. How do you improve your programs and services? We want to hear from you. Email us at phsharing@khi.org.

– Pat Libbey and Gianfranco Pezzino, Center Co-Directors