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.
With support from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC CSTLTS), NACCHO is pleased to offer an opportunity for statewide public health associations to provide support for performance and community health improvement topics to local public health departments (LHDs).
The purpose of this opportunity is to advance the ability and role of statewide associations to support LHDs, particularly in efforts to build health department internal and external infrastructure, and systems and performance improvement capacity. There is flexibility in what this opportunity can support, and statewide associations with an interest in building the infrastructure and systems capacity of the LHDs in their state are encouraged to submit a request detailing their needs or ideas. This support can include providing consultation or guidance on initial ideas to engage LHDs through training or technical assistance (T/TA), connections to national level resources, speakers, partners, or strategies to enhance T/TA to LHDs, and/or direct funding (up to $5,000) for fully developed proposal ideas.
Requests will be accepted on a rolling basis with applications opening Monday, October 4, 2021 and closing Friday, April 15, 2022, or until project funds are no longer available.
Click here to review the opportunity.
Click here to access the application.
CDC CSTLTS and NACCHO hosted an informational webinar on Thursday, October 14, where interested applicants had the opportunity to learn more about the opportunity and ask questions. If you were unable to attend the webinar, you can access the recording here
and the slide deck here.
Introduction to Virtual Facilitation Guide
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Tip sheet for local health departments and faith-based organizations
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Roots of Health Inequity
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*NEW* Local Health Department-Health Center Services Sharing Tools
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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.
Tip Sheet: Partnerships between LHDs and Faith-Based Organizations
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For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduction to Virtual Facilitation Guide
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