Minnesota Shared Services Learning Collaborative

There are two levels of participation in MN SSLC.

Img Level 1
  Level 1 consists of four local partner teams who are currently implementing CJS in the jurisdictions, and who have identified an elected official “champion.” Level 1 teams have set individual two-year CJS related project goals, and will report on their progress in Minnesota and as a part of the national learning community. The will participate in national meetings and site visits, and will also participate in the Minnesota mini-collaborative.
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  Level 2 includes seven local partner teams, in an earlier or more exploratory phase of CJS. Level 2 teams will develop a two year aim statement for advancing CJS efforts, and report on their progress within Minnesota; they will participate in the Minnesota mini-collaborative.

Level 1 Projects

Img Bloomington-Edina-Richfield Shared Services Learning Project
  The purpose of this project is to identify opportunities to strengthen and improve existing Cross Jurisdictional Sharing with these three, city-based Community Health Boards. More specifically, project staff will review historical and existing shared services documentation, create an orientation guide to Public Health describing how services are shared, and develop a communications plan to engage stakeholders with specific focus on local officials by December 2014.
Img Kandiyohi-Renville Environmental Health Services Integration
  The project goal is to fully integrate the environmental health program between Kandiyohi and Renville Public Health departments. This will be accomplished through developing combined policies, protocols, ordinances, fee categories, and other legal requirements. Specific attention will be paid to change management with local Environmental Health staff. Environmental Health inspections and documentation will be standardized across the health departments by October 31, 2014.
Img Partnership4Health:
Creating a New Multi-County Governance Structure
  The goal of this project is to plan, develop, garner Board approval and operationalize a new multi-county community health board that will align with the MN 2015-2019 Local Public Health Assessment and Planning cycle. This includes the development of the required legal documents, a strategic plan, and completion of a community health assessment, community health improvement plan, and a quality improvement plan as a new CHB. By December 2014, Partnership4Health will have developed operational procedures, finalized a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for all four counties, and key legal agreements will be presented to MDH for approval.
Img Polk-Norman-Mahnomen Family Home Visiting Shared Services: New Partnerships to Change Systems to Improve Health
  The purpose of this project is to assure strong family home visiting within the public health system over the next five years. More specifically, the project seeks to improve the consistency of at least five policies, procedures or practices in providing quality and consistent services for clients across jurisdictional boundaries by January 2015.

Level 2 Projects

Img Brown-Nicollet Community Health Board:
Collaborative Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan
  The purpose of this project is to collaborate in the creation of a joint community health assessment (CHA) and community health improvement plan (CHIP). In previous years, each county has completed this process independently. More specifically, this team seeks to complete a combined CHA and CHIP by September 2014 in which areas for cross-jurisdictional sharing are identified.
Img Carlton-Cook-Lake-St. Louis Community Health Board
  This CHB will compare and update polices – across its four local health departments – as they pertain to PHAB standards in need of improvement. Policy review will be completed by December 2013 and selection of specific policies to update will occur in 2014.
Img Fillmore-Houston Community Health Board
  Fillmore and Houston County Public Health Departments will self-assess their organizations in the areas of staffing, programming (public health services/functions), and funding in order to identify areas where there may be unnecessary duplication, underused assets, or service gaps. Through this self-assessment, it is also expected that information about how the agencies already work well together will be collected, so that this can be better understood and strengthened. Findings will be presented to the Joint Board of Health by December, 2013.
Img Hennepin County and Minneapolis Health Department:
Unified Command for Emergency Preparedness
  The goal of this project is to develop a fully functional unified command capability to manage coordinated city-county emergency response operations to incidents that occur in Minneapolis. A Unified Command Annex will be completed, tested, improved and adopted by both health departments by December 31, 2013. The UC Annex will be piloted in a joint exercise improved as necessary by December 31, 2014.
Img Isanti-Mille Lacs Community Health Board:
Joint Strategic Planning
  The Isanti-Mille Lacs CHB will conduct joint strategic planning, including specific exploration of shared services. The CHB will discuss existing shared services and opportunities for the development of new opportunities for cross-jurisdictional sharing between Isanti and Mille Lacs counties. The strategic planning process will be completed by December 31, 2014.
Img North Country Community Health Board
  The purpose of this project is to explore cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) as a mechanism to assure strong public health services across the four counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, and Lake of the Woods. A Steering Committee will be established by December, 2013 to explore cross-jurisdictional sharing and identify opportunities for improving program effectiveness through CJS arrangements.
Img Olmsted County Community Health Board:
Retrospective Organizational Self-Assessment of Cross Jurisdictional Sharing Activities
  Olmsted County Public Health Services (OCPHS) has been a partner in numerous cross jurisdictional services over the years to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, capacity, and performance of Public Health services. However, a systematic review of the various sharing arrangements has not been made. This project will review and document at least 5 years of cross jurisdictional sharing experiences between OCPHS and other SE Minnesota local public health agencies. It will include a discussion with the SE LPH Directors to gain their insight as to what worked, what didn't work, and what other strategies should be considered moving into the future.