In April 2020, soon after emergency shelter-in-place orders were given by California’s governor in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, several counties in the Golden State’s San Joaquin Valley Public Health Consortium (SJVPHC) and adjacent foothill/mountain area banded together to share data and epidemiologic capacity.
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.
Washington State Department of Health Immunization Program staff worked closely with the local health jurisdictions throughout the state to redesign program administration and enhance program integrity.
In Nevada, an agreement between Douglas County and Carson City Health and Human Services, which began providing inspections in Douglas County, generated a strong environmental health services program that benefits both jurisdictions.
The Minnesota Department of Health used a grant award from the Center for Sharing Public Health Services to support local health departments throughout the state pursuing cross-jurisdictional sharing arrangements.
Seven local health departments in the rural northeast corner of Ohio developed a council of governments to facilitate sharing services in order to increase their respective capacities. In the process, they realized an unexpected byproduct was establishing a stronger voice for local public health.
All of Nebraska’s local health directors and local public health emergency response coordinators collaborated to develop a single memorandum of understanding for disaster assistance.
Back in 2005, six health departments on Colorado’s western slope began their journey to establish what is now the West Central Public Health Partnership. The partnership has engaged in a variety of projects and offered a number of services previously out of the reach of the individual member health departments.
Ten county health departments in Florida formed a regional information technology center that provides them with high quality, timely and affordable services that none of the counties could afford on their own.
Montgomery Township Health Department changed its staffing model to move from contracted nurses to a shared full-time public health nurse. This shift provides the capacity needed to effectively address outbreaks and otherwise enhances nursing functions for Montgomery and Branchburg Townships.