Minnesota System Wide

Title: Strengthening shared approaches to delivering public health services in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), using several pilot sites throughout  the state, plans to explore options for implementing a statewide approach to cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) and identify ways to assist local health departments with CJS throughout the state. MDH goals include sharing staff and data systems, improving IT and standardizing environmental health inspections.

The $124,953 grant supports exploration of CJS options involving seven multi-county Community Health Boards, five single county Community health boards, three single city Community Health Boards and the State Department of Health serving nearly 1.2 million people in 27 counties and three cities in different areas of the state.