As Kansas moves toward the concept of the Foundational Public Health Services (FPHS) for all Kansans, there is a need to examine possible governance structures that will enable efficient and effective provision of the services that will keep the public safe and healthy. Cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) provides one option for health department leaders, working with boards of health, to ensure that their communities have access to these public health services.
This document provides information about the history of CJS for public health in Kansas and the connections between CJS and FPHS using examples from other states involved in similar work. This information can be used by health department leaders and other public health stakeholders as they plan for implementation of the FPHS in Kansas.
The Kansas Health Institute delivers credible information and research enabling policy leaders to make informed health policy decisions that enhance their effectiveness as champions for a healthier Kansas. The Kansas Health Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan health policy and research organization based in Topeka, established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation.