Developing a sustainable model for cross-jurisdictional sharing for public health services among Portland, Cumberland County and the state of Maine

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 develop a sustainable CJS model for public health service delivery among the local health department, county, and state public health agency. The team will conduct a gap analysis on public health performance and service delivery; conduct root cause analyses on priority gaps; address a minimum of one gap through a Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) cycle; and develop an implementation plan based on the analyses to address the legal, governance, accountability and financing implications for this model. Deliverables include: (1) a report on methods, findings, and priorities from the gap analysis and root cause analyses; (2) submission of the PDSA project to the Public Health Quality Improvement Practice Exchange; and (3) an implementation plan based on the results of this research. 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, 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 $124,826.00

Awarded on: 1/17/2013

Time frame: 1/15/2013 - 2/28/2015

Grant Number: 70623


City of Portland

389 Congress Street
Portland, 04101-3509


Toho Soma
Project Director