Exploring shared-services options in the Northern Nevada region

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.This project seeks to determine if one urban county and seven rural counties and the State Health Division can collaboratively determine if CJS arrangements can be structured for the benefit of all the participants. The project seeks to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of public health service delivery in northern Nevada through improved problem identification, priority setting, and coordination. Deliverables include: (1) a baseline report for the region, containing overall and jurisdiction-specific findings and recommendations along with descriptions of each jurisdiction's current services, needed services, public health funding and infrastructure capacity, and assessment of community stakeholder perceptions regarding public health CJS; and (2) a report of alternatives for implementing CJS among the participants including recommendations for preferred alternatives, implementation strategies and a comprehensive cost structure for services that would lend to the sustainability of public health services. 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 at least one team member attends another project's site visit, 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: 1/9/2013

Time frame: 1/15/2013 - 1/31/2015

Grant Number: 70617


Washoe County Health District

1001 East 9th Street, Building B
P.O. Box 11130
Reno, 89520-0027


John F. Packham
Project Director


Randall L. Todd
Project Director