Accreditation / Essential Services

Achieving Foundational Public Health Services in Ohio’s Local Health Departments: Current and Potential Future Roles of Shared Services

The Ohio Public Health Partnership (OPHP) sought to determine the cost of foundational public health services necessary to advance public health practice in Ohio; maximize the use of shared services to achieve these foundational services; explore pathways to national public health accreditation for small health departments; and implement population health services. This brief report summarizes […]

Small Grant Learnings

The Center for Sharing Public Health Services (the Center) granted competitive awards of approximately $10,000 each to a total of 15 sites through its small grants program. This program was designed to fill specific gaps in the Center’s knowledge, affirm and/or refine initial learnings, and assist the sites in achieving their program goals.

Public Health Accreditation and Collaborative Partnerships

Collaboration is a key component and common theme throughout accreditation standards, such as Standard 1.1: “Participate or lead a collaborative process resulting in a comprehensive community health assessment.” It is validated as critical for health department processes and activities to assess and improve the community’s health, develop agency-wide strategic and workforce development plans, coordinate all-hazard […]

Webinar Recording: The Evolution of a Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Arrangement — Michigan Community Dental Clinics’ Successful Approach to Oral Health (May 2014)

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan formed Dental Clinics North, a shared dental initiative, in 1999 for the six local health departments that make up the Northern Michigan Public Health Alliance. The goal of the cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) arrangement was to stabilize the delivery of oral health services to low-income people. By 2004, the size of […]

Webinar Recording: Accreditation — How Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Fits into the Picture (May 2014)

The Center for Sharing Public Health Services and the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) presented a webinar on May 6, 2014, that focused on cross-jurisdictional sharing and the accreditation process. Speakers described ways public health department accreditation integrates with cross-jurisdictional sharing and the use of shared documentation as evidence for the Standards and Measures. They […]