Case Study: Exploration of Public Health Shared Services

Butler and Greenwood Counties in Kansas

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Aug 24, 2017


Sarah M. Hartsig, M.S.


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.

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