The Center for Sharing Public Health Services (the Center) granted competitive awards of approximately $10,000 each to a total of 15 sites through its small grants program. This program was designed to fill specific gaps in the Center’s knowledge, affirm and/or refine initial learnings, and assist the sites in achieving their program goals.
Available online: https://phsharing.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/SmallGrantLearnings.pdf
It is included in the CJS Resource Library under the categories listed below. Select a link to find other resources in that category.
- Accreditation / Essential Services: One site analyzed the extent to which local health departments (LHDs) seek to share Foundational Public Health Services (FPHS) that meet Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) standards.
- Communications: Several sites worked to improve communications among partnership members.
- Environmental Issues: One site collaborated to plan and implement a new solid waste program module in the state environmental health database.
- Monitoring and Improving: One site developed an implementation plan and evaluation for a regional approach to overseeing Vaccines for Children (VFC) and AFIX activities.
- Preparedness / Emergency Response: One site developed a public health emergency Memorandum of Understanding.
- Regionalization: One site developed a regional model of a case referral and management program for kids with special health needs.
- Research and Evaluation: This program was designed to fill specific gaps in the Center’s knowledge and affirm and/or refine initial learnings, and assist the sites in achieving their program goals.
- Rural / Small Jurisdictions: One site developed case studies on sharing local health department personnel, with at least one from a rural area.
- Surveillance / Data Sharing: One site developed and pilot tested a model website/platform useable by all LHDs; Another implemented a cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) data collection and management system.
- Tribal Issues: One site planned and implemented a data sharing arrangement by piloting a specific data sharing effort among four tribes to improve health services for tribal youth.
This resource is also linked to the Roadmap. Select a link below to read more about each area.
- Why? / Phase One: One site determined feasibility of a shared service arrangement.
- What? / Phase One: One site determined potential service to be developed as a shared service arrangement.
- Governance / Phase Two: One site identified at least two governance or management options to reduce or remove barriers.
- Service Implications / Phase Two: One site shared more public health services in advance of a regional community health assessment.
- Workforce Issues / Phase Two: One site developed case studies on sharing local health department personnel, with at least one from a rural area.
- Communications / Phase Two: Several sites improved communications among partnership members.
- Performance Measurement / Phase Two: One site assessed the effectiveness of and capacity for existing activities.
- Monitoring and Improving / Phase Three: One site assessed and improved an existing shared information technology system.