County managers in Genessee and Orleans hoped that by coming together and sharing resources and staff, they could stabilize and ultimately expand the services offered by their departments. This publication is from the Center for Sharing Public Health Services.
In Nevada, an agreement between Douglas County and Carson City Health and Human Services, which began providing inspections in Douglas County, generated a strong environmental health services program that benefits both jurisdictions. This publication is from the Center for Sharing Public Health Services.
This three-page brief overviews current and planned shared service arrangements among local and tribal health departments in Wisconsin. It reports on rate of sharing, motivations, and reported outcomes. Available online (pdf): http://www.publichealthsystems.org/projects/current-and-planned-shared-service-arrangements-among-wisconsins-local-and-tribal-health Related journal article available online: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24399279
The National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) is a dedicated source for cutting-edge, skill building, professional resources and programs that seek health equity and support effective local public health practice and systems. Available online: http://www.naccho.org/
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaborates to create the expertise, information and tools that people and communities need to protect their health –- through health promotion; prevention of disease, injury and disability; and preparedness for new health threats. Available online: http://www.cdc.gov/
Health officials from six counties along Colorado’s Western Slope came together with a common goal of strengthening the region’s public health infrastructure culminating in the establishment of the West Central Public Health Partnership (WCPHP). In the years that followed, officials enacted intergovernmental agreements outlining partnership roles and responsibilities, and participants embarked on numerous multi-jurisdictional public […]
This study examines the relationship between the local public health market environment and the use of quality improvement (QI) strategies in local health departments. Available online: http://journals.lww.com/jphmp/Abstract/2013/05000/Environmental_Factors_and_Quality_Improvement_in.8.aspx
The document lists the benefits of having local environmental health agents. It was developed by the Northwoods Shared Services Project in Wisconsin, a member of the Center’s Shared Services Learning Community.
This slide show presents the need, plan, and benefits of the Tri-County Environmental Health Consortium in Wisconsin. It also provides an overview of staffing needs, an implementation time-line, and overview of funding.
This brief paper provides an overview of cross-jurisdictional sharing and how it might be applicable to environmental health.