Horizon Minnesota

Title: Integrating local health departments in West Central Minnesota

Building on prior work, the project team will develop a cross jurisdictional sharing (CJS) transition plan for the integration of three separate health departments. The transition plan will include an implementation timeline; description of proposed financial, organizational and governance structures; performance management system measures for possible sharing agreements; and a quality improvement plan.  Additionally, the project will complete a five county community health assessment and produce a training module about its overall process for others interested in pursuing a similar effort.

The $124,787 grant supports further CJS action planning involving two single county health departments and one multi-county health department serving more than 66,000 people across five counties.