Communication Tools

Role-Play Exercise: Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing and Foundational Public Health Services

This document leads participants through an exercise to understand the various perspectives and points of view that could develop when considering CJS arrangements. It was developed for public health practitioners in Kansas, but would be relevant in other states as well. Available online:

SWOT Analysis: Cerro Gordo County Public Health Sharing

This SWOT analysis was completed by the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health (Iowa), when exploring CJS arrangements to 1) find the most appropriate version for their area’s disease surveillance and response system, and 2) strengthen their regional public health system for equitable delivery of epidemiological public health services. Available online:

Webinar Recording: A Unified Voice: Policymakers and public health officials working together for the community’s health (May 2013)

Learning Community Quarterly Webinar, May 14, 2013 This webinar examines ways to enhance communications and partnerships between policymakers and public health officials and managers. It features: • Randall Allen, Executive Director, Kansas Association of Counties • Tim Norton, Commissioner, Sedgwick County, Kansas • Marena Works, Deputy City Manager, Carson City, Nevada • Tami Bradley, Managing […]