Reflections from the Center's National Meeting

Center Co-Directors Gianfranco Pezzino and Pat Libbey.

The Center staff recently returned from the third meeting of the Shared Services Learning Community, held January 22-23, 2015, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
One highlight of the meeting was a panel discussion with representatives of the practice community. A goal of the discussion was to understand the value and relevance of cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) for stakeholders of those national organizations, which included ASTHO, CDC Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, ICMA and NACCHO.
During the discussion, the panelists all agreed that CJS had great potential to solve some difficult issues facing public health and other governmental areas. In hiring, for example, one panelist stated it is often difficult to recruit and retain qualified individuals, especially in specialty areas like health informatics, marketing and evaluation. CJS can provide the leverage to attract qualified professionals.
The panelists also talked about challenges related to CJS. Several themes emerged from the discussion, including the importance of positive interpersonal relationships and trust among the jurisdictions participating in the sharing arrangement. Many of the themes they mentioned coincided with the Center’s Success Factors in Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Arrangements.
To read more about the panel discussion and for a complete list of the panelists, see National Organizations Discuss Importance of Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing (CJS) below.
Another highlight from the meeting was the “World Café.” This session provided an opportunity for the demonstration sites to share and celebrate the knowledge base developed during the past three years of this effort. We encourage you to read the documents they shared, which could be used as templates for other organizations considering or developing CJS efforts. Learn more about the World Café below.
We have posted videos of all presentations from the meeting on our website and encourage you to watch them and give us your feedback at

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