Should you proactively inform new policymakers about your cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) efforts? Should you ask staff to help shape the tools and processes needed to support the CJS arrangement they will be involved with?
As we learned through our small grants program, the answer to both questions is “yes.” Public health directors who take these approaches are more likely to gain buy-in for their CJS efforts from both staff and from their governing bodies.
Our latest report titled Small Grant Learnings describes our small grants program and what we learned from our grantees, such as:
At the Center for Sharing Public Health Services, we have supported grant-funded sites since 2013. These grant programs have allowed us to assist public health departments in their CJS work while learning from their experiences. We then use those learnings to develop tools and resources that other health departments and jurisdictions can use in their CJS efforts.
To find out what else we have learned through the program, read the complete report: Small Grant Learnings.
If you have questions about this or other programs from the Center, please email us at email@example.com.
– Pat Libbey and Gianfranco Pezzino, Center Co-Directors
Public health departments and local governments work hard to serve their communities, often with limited resources and competing priorities. Cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) is one model that can maximize public health efforts.
The Center for Sharing Public Health Services has launched a new tool, COMPASS, which was designed to show the way. Visit COMPASS.phsharing.org to explore if CJS is right for you.