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Case Study: Exploration of Public Health Shared Services

Butler and Greenwood Counties in Kansas

By Sarah M. Hartsig, M.S. | August 24, 2017

Case Study: Exploration of Public Health Shared Services

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In 2016, the Butler and Greenwood County Health Departments conducted a feasibility study to explore a potential shared family planning program.

The two health departments identified several barriers and decided not to enter into the cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) arrangement. However, they learned several key lessons in the process, including that trust, policymaker support and a mutually agreeable funding structure are critical elements of a successful CJS arrangement.

The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) delivers objective information, conducts credible research, and supports civic dialogue enabling policy leaders to make informed health policy decisions that enhance their effectiveness as champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.