Cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) has proven effective in a variety of situations across the country. A few case examples of CJS in action are below.
In April 2020, soon after emergency shelter-in-place orders were given by California’s governor in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, several counties in the Golden State’s San Joaquin Valley Public Health Consortium (SJVPHC) and adjacent foothill/mountain area banded together to share data and epidemiologic capacity.
Nine counties in the southern tier of New York discovered the value of developing detailed supporting documents to ensure smooth and efficient operations when their mutual aid agreement was activated.
Washington State Department of Health Immunization Program staff worked closely with the local health jurisdictions throughout the state to redesign program administration and enhance program integrity.
When the vision to consolidate three health departments became a reality, Public Health 3.0 was fully realized in Winnebago County.
In Nevada, an agreement between Douglas County and Carson City Health and Human Services, which began providing inspections in Douglas County, generated a strong environmental health services program that benefits both jurisdictions.