RWJF releases new funding opportunity to study the impact of sharing public health services

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently released a funding opportunity to study the impact of sharing services, resources, and functions across public health agencies and jurisdictions.

Referred to as cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS), these arrangements range from informal agreements around sharing discrete services or programs, to regionalization including the formal merger or consolidation of multiple public health agencies.

In order to better understand the opportunity and impact of cross-jurisdictional sharing among public health agencies, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will provide two-year grants of up to $125,000 for no more than 18 teams across the country that are exploring, implementing, or improving cross-jurisdictional sharing arrangements to participate in the Shared Services Learning Community. The Shared Services Learning Community will foster a peer learning environment among teams that are taking a systematic approach to CJS arrangements to achieve greater efficiency and enhanced public health capacity.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Aug. 29, 2012. Click here for details on this proposal and instructions on how to apply.

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