Improving and sustaining shared public health services in Central Massachusetts

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, the Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance and its six participating local jurisdictions will develop the capacity and capabilities of the newly formed multi-jurisdiction district to perform effectively and efficiently with a goal of accreditation by 2015. Deliverables include: (1) a report on current and future financial, human and political resources needed to implement high quality services through the region; (2) a plan for maximizing all pertinent revenue opportunities; (3) a plan to maximize service, funding and other pertinent opportunities associated with the Affordable Care Act; (4) a baseline report detailing current qualifications, experience and skills of CMRPHA staff and recommendations for integrated training and workforce development across the district; and (5) a report analyzing current regulatory capabilities, policies and practices in each member jurisdiction and recommendations for their standardization throughout the region. In addition, the project grantee will designate a team lead to serve as the primary point of contact for the project and to 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 four team members participate in three in-person Learning Community meetings, ensure that two team members attend 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 $124,242.00

Awarded on: 1/2/2013

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

Grant Number: 70622


City of Worcester

455 Main Street
Worcester, 01608-1821


Derek S. Brindisi
Project Director