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 supports effective policymaking through nonpartisan research, education and engagement. KHI believes evidence-based information, objective analysis and civil dialogue enable policy leaders to be 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.