Implementing a governance structure to support a shared approach to delivering efficient public health services in Southwest Washington state

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.Under this grant, Cowlitz County Clark, Skamania and Wahkiakum County Health Departments and the Cowlitz Tribal Health Department will develop, expand and improve their CJS efforts to date. The overall goal of the project is to explore a CJS structure and develop an effective implementation plan and a basic set of procedures that will ensure the provision of efficient public health services and better health outcomes across the southwest Washington region. Deliverables include: (1) a report on a shared governance model for CJS; and (2) a work plan, based on this analysis, that describes steps for implementing the mutually agreed upon model and governance structure. 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 six team members participate in three in-person Learning Community meetings, ensure that two team members participate in 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 $115,168.00

Awarded on: 1/22/2013

Time frame: 1/15/2013 - 9/26/2014

Grant Number: 70626


Cowlitz County Health Department

900 Ocean Beach Highway, Suite 1-B
Longview, 98632-4013


Carlos Carreon
Project Director