About Kansas NPHII Project


Background:
The Center for Performance Management (CPM) is funded through the National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII) also known as the “Strengthening Public Health Infrastructure for Improved Health Outcomes”. This is a five-year project (September 2010 – September 2015) through the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The NPHII funds are to target quality improvement (QI) and performance management (PM) in the public health system across the United States to help health departments develop methods and tools for data driven decision making and effective program management. To view funding and projects for this grant, go to http://www.cdc.gov/stltpublichealth/nphii/index.html.

Project Priorities: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describe expected measures of success of the Kansas project:

Increase the number of NPHII grantees meeting voluntary national accreditation standards

Significance

Accreditation will help public health departments to strategically invest in the quality services essential to protecting the public’s health and that create improved health outcomes in communities.

Program assistance

Promotion of accreditation readiness, provision of technical assistance, and sharing of lessons learned.

Data source/method

Interim and end of year progress reports and other data collections that monitor which grantees are a) preparing for accreditation as evidenced by a self assessment, strategic plan, state/community health improvement plan, and/or community health assessment or b) have achieved accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).


Increase the number of NPHII grantees that have implemented evidence-based policies and practices

Significance

Health departments can make informed decisions in selecting interventions that best use scarce resources to improve the effectiveness of public health programs and services.

Program assistance

Tools, training, and technical assistance to help grantees achieve outcomes.

Data source/method

Interim and end of year reports, grantee evaluation findings, and other assessments will be used to monitor progress.


Increase the number of NPHII grantees that have implemented performance improvement initiatives that increase business and program efficiency and effectiveness.

Significance

Implementation of performance improvement initiatives is a necessary early step in developing the knowledge and commitment to adopt the evidence-based practices and policies that drive improved service delivery and better health outcomes.

Program assistance

Targeted training, technical assistance, and capacity building assistance for performance improvement initiatives and implementation of the National Performance Managers Network.

Data source/method

Interim and end of year progress reports and other assessments will be used to monitor and evaluate the number of grantee projects that yield reduced costs, improved efficiencies, and/or increased effectiveness of programs and services.




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