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Northeast Ohio

Title: Developing an informed and shared approach to effective delivery of public health services in Portage County, Ohio

A recent Task Force report called for Portage County Health District and the Ravenna and Kent city health departments to consider entering into a cross jurisdictional sharing (CJS) arrangement for the delivery of public health services across the jurisdictions.  A project team led by Kent State University Foundation will work with the Task Force to inventory and evaluate current CJS arrangements, analyze CJS models for their potential use, and develop a strategic action plan for implementing the preferred CJS model.

The $125,000 grant supports the analysis and development of a CJS model among two city health departments and one county health district serving more than 160,000 people in one county and two cities.