Assessment, Evaluation, & Quality Improvement

A Case Study of Cross-Jurisdiction Resource Sharing: The Merger of Two Tuberculosis Clinics in East Tennessee

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 […]

Feasibility Study (San Luis Valley Public Health Partnership in Colorado)

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 […]

Cross ROADS Initiative: Cross-jurisdictional Resources and Opportunities to Advance the Delivery of Services

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 […]

A Three-Way Approach to Evaluating Partnerships: Partnership survey, integration measure and social network analysis

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.