This case study features two county health departments in Kansas that considered sharing a family planning program. Although the CJS arrangement did not move forward, some important lessons were learned as a result of the process.
This document was created specifically for local policymakers to introduce them to the concept of CJS and to explain how it has been used to deliver public health services in Kansas. The document is meant to be shared with board of health members. Available online: http://www.khi.org/policy/article/17-13
Public health funding in Kansas and the nation has decreased in recent years, while the responsibilities of public health agencies have not. As resources become more limited, public health departments must explore alternate ways to effectively and efficiently provide foundational public health services to their communities. Some counties in Kansas are responding to this challenge […]
This National Association of Counties (NACo) Counties Futures Lab publication examines three examples of service sharing. This brief shows different ways in which counties, in an environment of fiscal constraints, can continue providing their residents with quality services by cooperating with other entities. This brief is the result of various interviews conducted with county officials […]
This document describes the statutes and other frameworks that enable public health cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) in Kansas.
Pawnee County is a rural county in south-central Kansas with a population of about 6,700. The Board of County Commissioners, which also serves as the Board of Health, asked the Kansas Health Institute and the Center for Sharing Public Health Services to examine the current scope of public health department services and evaluate them against […]
The Center for Sharing Public Health Services presented a webinar in June 2014 that focused on issues associated with cost determination and allocation methods of shared public health services. The webinar was held in conjunction with the release of the Center’s publication Determining and Distributing Costs of Shared Public Health Services. The discussion was led […]
Catherine Gerard, Maxwell School of Syracuse University, focuses on the skills and capacities that support shared leadership, in addition to strategies to develop and employ them. The presentation took place in January 2014, at the Center’s Shared Services Learning Community (SSLC) meeting in San Diego. Download the Slides