Pursuing integration of public health services and exploring accreditation options in Genesee and Orleans Counties, N.Y.
The Foundation's initiative, Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing, 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 examine either partial or full integration of existing public health services and exploration for independent or joint accreditations in Genesee and Orleans Counties in New York. Deliverables include: (1) an assessment and report of cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) opportunities within the two county health departments; (2) a SWOT analysis of each health department using the Public Health Accreditation Board process as a guide; (3) a strategic plan summary report, including Concept Systems Maps, Pattern Matches and Go Zone Charts; and (4) implementation plan, based on the assessment process, and timeline to guide integration of the two county departments into some form of combined operational unit. 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 attend three other project's 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.
Amount Awarded $124,787.00
Awarded on: 12/30/2012
Time frame: 1/15/2013 - 1/31/2015
Grant Number: 70616