Public Health Infrastructure and Systems

Every tool and resource it takes to keep your local health department running.

Local public health infrastructure includes the systems, competencies, frameworks, relationships, and resources that enable public health agencies to perform their core functions and essential services. Infrastructure categories encompass human, organizational, informational, legal, policy, and fiscal resources.

NACCHO's infrastructure and systems programs create tools to build local health department infrastructure and systems; collect, analyze, and disseminate knowledge and insights from demonstration and pilot sites; lead trainings, informatics, and MAPP; and conduct research to strengthen local health department infrastructure by informing public policy and identifying needs.

Public Health Infrastructure

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships

MAPP is a community-driven strategic planning initiative. Find resources like the MAPP Handbook here

Public Health Infrastructure

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships

Public Health Infrastructure

Accreditation Preparation

NACCHO's Accreditation Preparation page is designed to assist departments in getting accreditation.

Public Health Infrastructure

Accreditation Preparation

Public Health Infrastructure

Health Equity and Social Justice

The goal of NACCHO's Health Equity and Social Justice program is expanding departments' capacity.

Public Health Infrastructure

Health Equity and Social Justice

Public Health Infrastructure

Health Information Technology and Informatics

Public Health is using innovative technologies to influence policy, standards, and practice.

Public Health Infrastructure

Health Information Technology and Informatics

Public Health Infrastructure

Workforce Development and Training

NACCHO offers a variety of workshops and trainings, supports and promotes leadership development.

Public Health Infrastructure

Workforce Development and Training

Public Health Infrastructure

Public Health Ethics

This page is designed to assist your department in better understanding public health ethics.

Public Health Infrastructure

Public Health Ethics

Public Health Infrastructure

Community Health Assessment and Improvement Planning

CHIP is designed to help you assess your community's health and improve it systematically.

Public Health Infrastructure

Community Health Assessment and Improvement Planning

Cross Jurisdictional Sharing of Services

Cross-jurisdictional sharing of services is a term used to refer to the wide variety of means by which jurisdictions can collaborate around the provision of public health services. Local health departments (LHDs) across the country are looking to cross-jurisdictional sharing as a way to help them more efficiently and effectively deliver public health services.  

The Center for Public Health Sharing, a national initiative managed by the Kansas Health Institute with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is currently supporting a learning community of 16 teams across the country, comprised of public health agencies, policymakers, their partners and key stakeholders that are collaborating to strengthen their ability to provide public health essential services, improve efficiency and control costs.. These teams are exploring how cross-jurisdictional sharing might help them fulfill their mission of protecting and promoting the health of the communities they serve. For more information about the Center for Public Health Sharing, as well as access to resources, visit http://www.phsharing.org.

With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NACCHO previously worked with Kansas and Massachusetts to develop and consider regional models in order for LHDs in each state to more efficiently and effectively provide public health services. An evaluation details the work that was accomplished and provides lessons learned in each state as a result of their experiences.

For more information, please contact Peter L. Holtgrave at pholtgrave@naccho.org or 202-507-4234.