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.
January 2020 — Watch a recording of our Jan. 24, 2020, webinar in which Heather Weir, Director of the Office of Strategy and Performance in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, shares key change management concepts and strategies. Change management refers to understanding and addressing the predictable emotions and behaviors people experience with change. Incorporating change management tools and techniques can pave the way for a smooth transition to a CJS arrangement.