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Guide for Developing Legal Documents Governing Shared Services Arrangements Between Local Health Departments and Health Centers

This guide assists in developing legal agreements that govern shared services arrangements between local health departments and health centers. This tool was developed collaboratively by the Center for Sharing Public Health Services and NACCHO, with support from HRSA.

Factors that Contribute to Successful Shared Services Arrangements Between Local Health Departments and Health Centers

This is a guide to those factors or conditions that materially contribute to successful sharing arrangements between local health departments and health centers. This tool was developed collaboratively by the Center for Sharing Public Health Services and NACCHO, with support from HRSA.

Readiness Factors for Shared Services Arrangements Between Local Health Departments and Health Centers

This tool helps evaluate levels of readiness between local health departments and health centers that are considering or are already involved in collaborating through shared services arrangements. This tool was developed collaboratively by the Center for Sharing Public Health Services and NACCHO, with support from HRSA.

Collaboration Trust Scale for Shared Services Arrangements Between Local Health Departments and Health Centers

This conversation tool is for local health departments and health centers that are considering sharing services. It contains a series of questions organized under headings which represent areas that should be considered when assessing trust. This tool was developed collaboratively by the Center for Sharing Public Health Services and NACCHO, with support from HRSA.

The Collaboration Spectrum

This tool, which provides an activity and discussion prompts, allows groups to assess where they fit along a spectrum of collaboration with current or future partners. The spectrum shows seven levels of collaboration, ranging from competition to integration. Trust becomes more important as the level of collaboration increases. This tool is available online at: https://www.tamarackcommunity.ca/hubfs/Resources/Tools/Collaboration%20Spectrum%20Tool%20July%202017.pdf?hsCtaTracking=3d55b1d4-3f96-49f8-9709-417ef39b002c%7Caebc4461-6671-4a55-9904-d6af0ebca656

Assessment Tools for Public Health

The Center offers several assessment tools for public health agencies and departments considering or implementing CJS arrangements. Collaborative Trust Scale This survey assesses levels of trust between partner organizations. It can make discussions about trust safer and more productive. The survey is a useful tool to help partners build stronger, more productive, collaborative relationships. Find […]

The 4 stages of team development: Where are you?

The link for this resource provides a checklist for tracking progress of team development through the four stages: forming, storming, norming and performing. Available online: http://www.processexcellencenetwork.com/lean-six-sigma-business-transformation/articles/observing-the-four-stages-of-teamwork Armbruster, S., & Moran, J. (2013). The 4 stages of team development: Where are you? [web page].