Funding: Research Implementation Award (RIA)
Multi-jurisdictional service sharing (MJSS) has emerged as a strategy to address the growing challenges for local public health agencies to deliver essential services in the face of reductions in financial support and/or requirements for accreditation. This session will feature highlights of recent research conducted in Colorado, Massachusetts and Georgia which shed light on the process of developing, implementing, and improving MJSS approaches. Brief presentations will be followed by large and small group discussions about the trend towards MJSS for local public health improvements, legal and financial considerations, and lessons learned from development of MJSS arrangements.
Structural and organizational characteristics associated with performance of essential public health services in small jurisdictions: findings from a statewide study in Massachusetts (JPHMP, November-December 2012)
- The Path to Multi-Jurisdictional Models of Public Health Service Delivery in Massachusetts: What Do Local Community Leaders Face in Planning for Change? (PHSSR Keeneland Conference, April 2012)
- Planning for Cross-Jurisdictional Service Sharing to Improve Public Heath Service Delivery: Lessons Learned from Massachusetts (NACCHO Annual Meeting, July 2012)
- Catalysts of Organizational Change: What Sparks and Maintains Interest in Multi-Jurisdictional Public Health Service Delivery? (APHA Annual Meeting, November 2012)
Harold Cox, M.S.S.W