We help public health departments work together to protect and promote the health of the people they serve.
At the Center for Sharing Public Health Services, we provide health departments with the resources, tools, techniques, expertise and programs that allow them to share across boundaries, and thus do more together than they could do alone. The result is stronger departments and healthier communities.
Still, they face numerous challenges:
- Decreasingly sufficient budgets and constraints on how funding can be spent;
- Limited personnel resources or lack of staff with specialized expertise;
- Diseases and disasters that know no boundaries; and
- Emerging public health problems.
Combine all these factors and ultimately, health departments can be challenged in their ability to effectively support public health. Sometimes they need help.