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.
Local Health Department-Community Health Center Collaboration Toolkit
The Local Health Department-Community Health Center Toolkit is a set of tools designed to support collaborations between local health department (LHDs) and community health centers (CHCs) to increase access to and quality of critical services for underserved populations. The toolkit contains three tools along with a description on how to use each and a list of related resources. It aims to help LHDs and CHCs work together so that they can make more effective use of limited resources and help make healthcare work better for everyone. Please download the tool HERE.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-507-4234.