Sharing approaches to tuberculosis care and prevention among two California counties, the state of California, and Baja California in Mexico

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 formalize arrangements to effectively respond to cross-border tuberculosis (TB) in the San Diego-Imperial County/Baja California border region and ensure the long-term sustainability of a vital cross-border TB care and prevention program. The project involves two counties in California, the California Department of Public Health, two private community foundations, and one state in the country of Mexico. Deliverables include: (1) a written strategy to expand current CJS models, including a comprehensive analysis of the existing CJS arrangements; (2) an analysis of options for formalizing existing arrangements between the State of California Department of Public Health, State of Baja California Secretariat of Health, the County of San Diego and the International Community Foundation for inter-institutional collaboration on multi-drug resistant TB case management, continuity of care, contact tracing and cross-border reporting; and (3) a report on expanded arrangements between existing Puentes partners and the County of Imperial for shared services, including options to diversify funding and promote the long-term sustainability of these expanded arrangements. 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 two 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.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $125,000.00

Awarded on: 1/3/2013

Time frame: 1/15/2013 - 4/30/2015

Grant Number: 70628


International Community Foundation

2505 N Avenue
National City, 91950-6019


Alana Ortez
Project Director


Hector Perez
Project Director