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  1. Northwoods Shared Services Project: Discussions with Policymakers Ashland County Health & Human Services Committee September 18, 2013

  2. “Cooperation takes many forms.” A Roadmap for Government Transformation, February 2010, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, Local Government Institute.

  3. Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Spectrum Shared Functions with Joint Oversight Informal and Customary Arrangements Service Related Arrangement Regionalization • “Handshake” • MOU • Information sharing • Equipment sharing • Coordination • Service provision agreements • Mutual aid agreements • Purchase of staff time • Joint projects addressing all jurisdictions involved • Shared capacity • Inter-local agreements • New entity formed by merging existing LHDs • Consolidation of 1 or more LHD into existing LHD Graphic courtesy of the Center for Sharing Public Health Services: http://www.phsharing.org/

  4. Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Ashland County

  5. Why enter into a cr0ss-jurisdictional sharing agreement?

  6. “Diseases don’t care about borders.” How do you see shared services improving what the health department does? . • A Roadmap for Government Transformation, • February 2010, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, Local Government Institute

  7. Criteria for Successful Shared Service Arrangements • Based on best practices or successful models for shared services • Improves public health capacity, effectiveness, and accountability • Collaborative leadership structure is used and decision-making processes are pre-determined • Clear fiscal benefit

  8. “How services are delivered is more important than who.” As a policymaker, what would you look for in a cross-jurisdictional sharing agreement? • A Roadmap for Government Transformation, • February 2010, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, Local Government Institute

  9. “Cooperation takes many forms.” A Roadmap for Government Transformation, February 2010, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, Local Government Institute. What level of involvement do you want in shared services?

  10. “Pooling resources just makes sense.” What additional information do you need related to shared services?