Change Management

Accounting for Indirect Costs in Public Health Cost Analyses

There is a gap in research regarding the resources needed to deliver public health activities, which inhibits informed decision making around investments in public health and the allocation of funds among activities. When conducting cost analyses in public health, it is important to include costs from all cost components, including personnel, non-personnel, and indirect costs. […]

Current and Planned Shared Service Arrangements in Wisconsin Local and Tribal Health Departments

This paper reports results of a cross-sectional survey examining current and future cross-jurisdictional sharing efforts across Wisconsin. Authors found wide-spread use of shared services across the state. Participant comments suggested they were satisfied with arrangements. Available online:

Organizational Change: Motivation, Communication, and Leadership Effectiveness

Research indicates that numerous variables have an impact on a leader’s effectiveness. This study explores the behaviors associated with leadership effectiveness in driving change. The findings confirm previous research that identifies change effectiveness skills, while isolating the specific leader behaviors deemed most valuable to implementing change: motivation and communication. Posted with permission: 3/10/2017.

Staff Sharing in Public Health Checklist

The purpose of this checklist is to help public health departments evaluate the appropriateness of sharing staff among two or more jurisdictions and communicate about staff sharing arrangements with elected and appointed officials so that these decision-makers can make sound policies about sharing staff. The tool outlines important considerations related to logistics, governance and organizational […]

Webinar Recording: Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors CJS Webinar (May 2015)

Gianfranco Pezzino, Center Co-Director, provided an overview of the Center’s Roadmap to Develop Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Initiatives, including the Success Factors in Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing (CJS) Arrangements. Grace Gorenflo, Senior Project Consultant, presents CJS case studies. Teresa Anderson, MSN, APRN-CNS, Health Director at Central District Health Department, and Michele Bever, PhD, MPH, Executive Director of South Heartland […]

Webinar Recording: Managing Change — A Learning Community Webinar (August 2013)

Whether exploring, planning, implementing or improving upon a cross-jurisdictional sharing arrangement, all Learning Community teams are experiencing change. Keeping the work on track involves the successful application of project management strategies, while keeping individuals, teams and organizations on track involves the successful application of change management principles. This webinar provides a framework for effectively managing […]