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Northern Nevada Shared Services

Title: Exploring shared-services options in the Northern Nevada region

One urban county, seven rural counties (where public health services are provided by the state) and the Nevada State Health Division plan to determine whether a local cross-jurisdictional sharing approach (CJS) can be developed and implemented to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public health service delivery.  The project team will prepare a baseline report describing both region and jurisdiction specific current services and needs, public health funding and infrastructure capacity and stakeholder perceptions.  The team will then assess CJS model options and make recommendations for preferred alternatives along with an implementation strategy and sustainable funding approach.

The $125,000 grant supports the exploration and model development of a CJS approach involving the state health division and a county health department in order to serve more than 540,000 people across eight counties.