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KHI and KALHD announce new funding opportunity

RFP seeks applicants for new program focused on public health cross-jurisdictional sharing

By Sarah M. Hartsig, M.S. | September 03, 2015

The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) and the Kansas Association of Local Health Departments (KALHD) have partnered to assist up to four Kansas groups interested in exploring, implementing or improving a public health cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) arrangement.

CJS arrangements allow counties to work together to deliver essential public health services. By pooling resources and creating economies of scale, public health officials and policymakers can improve effectiveness and efficiency. At a time of decreasing resources, CJS arrangements may help counties enhance and/or maintain quality public health services.

In a competitive process, KHI and KALHD will select up to four groups of Kansas local and/or tribal public health agencies to participate in the program. Each group will receive up to $10,000. Funding is provided by the Kansas Health Foundation’s Kansas Public Health Practice Program (PHPP). 

KHI and KALHD have released a request for proposals (RFP) with complete information about the program, including application instructions. Download the RFP here.

KHI recently released several case studies that highlight current CJS arrangements in Kansas. These case studies provide the history, successes and challenges of sharing public health services in the state. They can provide ideas for those wishing to develop similar arrangements. Links to these case studies are in the right column.

Key Dates and Deadlines
September 14, 2015 (12:30 p.m. CDT): Applicant webinar (optional).
October 30, 2015 (5:00 p.m. CDT): Deadline for receipt of proposals.
December 1, 2015: Funding decision notification.
January 1, 2016: Grants initiated


The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) delivers objective information, conducts credible research, and supports civil 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.