Exploring arrangements for cross-jurisdictional sharing in the 25-county rural region of Northern Michigan

The Foundation's initiative, Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing (CJS), was designed to strengthen the ability of public health agencies to improve the health of the communities they serve by supporting efforts to explore, inform, and track the implementation of innovative regional or shared approaches to delivering public health services.The purpose of this project is to explore CJS across a 25-county rural region of Northern Michigan. Deliverables include: (1) a report on existing public health CJS arrangements in the region, including services, resources, and functions; (2) a high-level CJS strategic plan describing CJS goals for each of the participating LHDs and goals common across the region; (3) a CJS feasibility study including a review and analysis of a variety of CJS models and a discussion of CJS models suitable for implementation in Northern Michigan; (4) a report on the public health capacity of the six LHDs (serving the 25 counties included in the project) using instruments based on national accreditation metrics; and (5) a feasibility study on applying to the Public Health Accreditation Board using a multi-jurisdictional application. In addition, the project grantee will designate a team lead to serve as the primary point of contact for the project and provide continuity by participating in all Learning Community activities; designate a communications coordinator to serve as the primary point of contact for the Center's communications staff; ensure that at least three team members participate in three in-person Learning Community meetings; ensure that one team member attends two other projects' site visits; participate in quarterly calls with the Learning Community; participate in quarterly calls with Center staff and host up to two site visits over the course of the project.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $125,000.00

Awarded on: 12/26/2012

Time frame: 1/15/2013 - 4/30/2015

Grant Number: 70620


Health Department of Northwest Michigan

220 West Garfield Avenue
Charlevoix, 49720-1631


Linda Yaroch
Project Director