February 2020 — The Center for Sharing Public Health Services and the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI), with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), are co-leading the Cross-Sector Innovation Initiative (CSII). The CSII is a three-year endeavor to identify and support public health, healthcare and social services organizations striving to build stronger, sustainable connections to better meet the goals and needs of the people they serve and ultimately improve health equity. Learn about the 10 teams selected to participate in the CSII Learning Community.
January 2020 — Cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) initiatives always involve change. When two or more public health departments begin working together to share responsibilities, it can impact staff, community members, governing bodies and other stakeholders, many of whom may not always welcome the change. Change management strategies can help people and organizations adopt change. Read more in our latest Director’s Message.
December 2019 — The Center for Sharing Public Health Services has long recognized the power of storytelling. One way we disseminate learnings is by sharing stories from our grantees and other public health professionals who have worked on cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) initiatives. And an effective way to share their stories is through webinars. Read more in our latest Director’s Message.
November 2019–By working in collaboration with our Advisory Group, the Center is able to consider complex challenges from many important perspectives. Read more from our latest Director’s Message.
September 2019 — Director Gianfranco Pezzino announces the Center for Sharing Public Health Services has selected seven teams to participate in the 2019 Small Grants Program.
September 2019 – Watch a recording of our Sept. 13, 2019, webinar. Health Director Paul Pettit describes how he used the opportunities presented by combining management teams to gain new efficiencies and make practice improvements.
September 2019 – With support from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) partnered with the Center for Sharing Public Health Services to develop the following suite of tools that support the sharing of services – both clinical and nonclinical – between local health departments (LHDs) and health centers.
August 2019 — Center Director Gianfranco Pezzino discusses the importance of collaboration and provides an overview of two initiatives that focus on partnerships between public health and other sectors.
January 2020 — Watch a recording of our Jan. 24, 2020, webinar in which Heather Weir, Director of the Office of Strategy and Performance in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, shares key change management concepts and strategies. Change management refers to understanding and addressing the predictable emotions and behaviors people experience with change. Incorporating change management tools and techniques can pave the way for a smooth transition to a CJS arrangement.