This peer-reviewed article explores how two rural counties in New York leveraged an existing sharing arrangement in their response to COVID-19, particularly around contact tracing.
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.
Nine counties in the southern tier of New York discovered the value of developing detailed supporting documents to ensure smooth and efficient operations when their mutual aid agreement was activated. This publication is from the Center for Sharing Public Health Services.
This Letter of Agreement for a Public Health Shared Services Pilot Project is between two New York counties outlining their commitment to provide quality essential public health services effectively to their residents but acknowledges that fiscal pressures necessitate collaborative measure. The parties agree to share a public health director and deputy public health director and […]
This resolution authorizing one county health department to participate in a pilot project with another county to share a public health director and deputy public health director was created by two New York counties to outline their commitment to provide quality essential public health services effectively to their residents with the acknowledgement that fiscal pressures […]
This recorded paper presentation, from the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in 2014, is a year one progress report for a cross-jurisdictional initiative between Genesee and Orleans Counties in rural New York. The paper articulates the rigorous planning process, early successes, challenges, and planned next steps. Available online (pdf): https://apha.confex.com/apha/142am/webprogram/Paper305714.html
This manual, provided by the New York state comptroller, provides a step-by-step process for implementing shared services within a local government.
This National Association of Counties (NACo) Counties Futures Lab publication examines three examples of service sharing. This brief shows different ways in which counties, in an environment of fiscal constraints, can continue providing their residents with quality services by cooperating with other entities. This brief is the result of various interviews conducted with county officials […]