August 2020 — Many local, state and tribal public health departments are working to advance health equity through programs or initiatives. We sense that cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) could be an effective way to tackle this complex issue. If this sounds like you, we would like to encourage you to apply for our 2020 Small Grants Program, which will support work on CJS arrangements designed to advance health equity.
July 2020 – The Center for Sharing Public Health Services is offering small grants to support work on cross-jurisdictional sharing CJS arrangements designed to advance health equity by addressing social determinants of health (e.g., affordable housing, jobs with fair pay, quality education, affordable healthy food and public safety), the public health response to COVID-19, structural racism or other related issues. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM CDT on September 11, 2020. Up to 5 awards will be made for an amount of up to $10,000 for a project period of up to eight months. Shorter projects will be considered. All projects must be concluded by June 11, 2021.
June 2020 — As COVID-19 cases spike in many communities, public health departments are under tremendous pressure to respond with increased testing and contact tracing. Because many health departments do not have the resources to do this work on their own, some have turned to cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) to increase capacity. At a time like this, we offer the following thoughts on quickly planning and implementing CJS arrangements for expanded COVID-19 response operations.
May 2020 — At the Center for Sharing Public Health Services, we have 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. Recently, we published several stories on the CJS in Action page of our website.
April 2020 — In our Director’s Message today, we introduced you to Dr. Samuel Crumbine, a pioneer in public health. Today, we’d like to talk about a modern-day public health pioneer, Pat Libbey, who served as co-director of the Center from 2012-2018. As we announced in January 2019, Pat decided to begin a long, winding road toward retirement. We are happy to announce that he has finally made it (well, almost) to that destination. Learn more.
April 2020 — Today, as we face an extraordinary and unprecedented effort to slow the transmission of COVID-19, public health experts around the world are again on the front lines of a new war. This effort is impacting our daily work in multiple ways and it pulls us away from other important initiatives so that we can focus on this more pressing issue. Read more in our latest Director’s Message.
March 2020 — The Center for Sharing Public Health Services understands that the COVID-19 pandemic is having myriad impacts on our partners, including state and local health departments and other organizations involved in response efforts. Given the current situation, the Center has made the following modifications to its current and planned activities.
February 2020 — Cross-sector collaborative efforts often are temporary in nature, due to challenges with funding, structure and incentives. What can be done to make collaborations such as these more permanent? In his latest Director’s Message, Gianfranco Pezzino explores this issue and explains why the 10 grantees selected for the new Cross-Sector Innovation Initiative (CSII) will focus on system alignment while working toward their goals to improve population health, well-being and equity for all.
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.