This report outlines the process involved in developing shared services arrangements in Minnesota. It includes information on evaluating the process, including the methods used and results obtained. It concludes with lessons learned and next steps.
Cross-jurisdiction resource sharing is considered a possible means to improve efficiency and effectiveness of public health service delivery. A merger of the tuberculosis (TB) clinics of a rural and a metropolitan jurisdiction in East Tennessee provided an opportunity to study service provision changes in real time. A mixed methods approach was used, including quantitative data […]
A feasibility study answers the questions, “Should we do this?” and “What do we need to do it?” In this report, the San Luis Valley project examines the feasibility of creating and sustaining the San Luis Valley Public Health Partnership as outlined by their strategic plan. They evaluate their capacity to meet established goals and […]
This form was developed by the Polk-Norman-Mahnomen pilot site (part of the Minnesota System Wide initiative) to obtain feedback about the past year of Family Home Visiting Shared Services from staff participating in the arrangement. It could be modified for staff participating in other shared service arrangements.
These presentation slides present the applicability of various models for local boards of health considering resource sharing, up to and including consolidation. Service-sharing initiatives in other states demonstrate how to identify quantifiable benefits and costs that occur as a result of resource sharing, and how to determine the factors that should inform the geographic design […]
Resource_Library: This paper explores three ways to evaluate cooperative relationships, including partnership surveys, an integration measure (to assess cooperation between partners) and social network analysis. This paper may assist those in cross-jurisdictional relationships identify ways to evaluate how well they are working.
This Excel spreadsheet for employee evaluation is used by the San Luis Valley Public Health Partnership in Colorado.
This study assessed the capacity of multi-county health districts to serve as “Quality Improvement Collaboratives” and support local health departments to meet accreditation standards. Available online: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23023281
To better understand the impact of cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) among public health agencies, CJS teams need to identify suitable measures and measurement processes. This document from the Center for Sharing Public Health Services
provides instructions to develop and implement an impact measurement plan.