Staff Sharing Arrangements for Local Public Health


Summary:

Public health challenges, such as disease outbreaks and substance abuse problems, do not recognize jurisdictional boundaries. This report examines case studies of three cross-jurisdictional staff sharing arrangements in local public health organizations as a means to expand organizational capacity, better manage expenditures, and contain or address existing or emerging issues.

Author(s):
Gerald Young, Joshua Franzel
Publication date:
November 2017
Filed under:
Case Studies, Research Studies
Key findings:
The case studies showed that benefits of staff sharing to address challenges related to public health service delivery include:
  • More effective planning and response for common infections as well as rare diseases;
  • Ability to qualify for grant funding that may not have been available to an individual jurisdiction on its own;
  • Ability to offer additional services, such as call-in assistance lines, that would otherwise not have been economical; and
  • Dependable backup coverage and coordinated scheduling for skilled clinical positions.

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November 2017 - Public Health Shared Staffing Approaches