Description for Publication : Sharing public health programs and capacities has proven time and again to be a mutually-beneficial way to maximize the value of the public health dollar. Cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) is when jurisdictions, such as towns, cities and/or counties, come together and share resources across their respective boundaries to efficiently and effectively deliver public health services. CJS arrangements can range from informal, as-needed agreements to mergers or consolidations – with many variations in between. Regardless of the type of arrangement that is pursued, a deliberate, comprehensive and thoughtful approach is needed for the selected model to work well for all partners. This workshop will equip participants to succeed in their efforts to explore, plan and prepare, and implement and improve CJS efforts by using an online tool called Comprehensive Assistance to Shared Services, or COMPASS. COMPASS walks through the three phases of A Roadmap to Considering Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Initiatives, a signature product from the Center for Sharing Public Health Services. COMPASS highlights key issues and questions to be addressed and points to resources to facilitate the efforts of partners interested in the potential of CJS arrangements. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about key actions when considering, developing and launching a CJS effort; apply select tools; discuss specific issues relevant to their unique circumstances; and hear about others’ experiences with CJS.
Live-streamed workshops will be run through Zoom Meetings. Please make sure you are able to participate using your computer microphone and webcam. Workshop organizers will receive a list of registrants prior to the start of the conference and may provide participants with supplemental materials. These workshops have been designed to be highly interactive and open discussion and participation is encouraged.
LO2 - Compare innovative ways to structure local public health departments that maximize resources, supports workforce recruitment and retention, and enhances the service delivery to the community.