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National Public Health Improvement Initiative

On September 20, 2010, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) was awarded the National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII) grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The funding is made possible through the Prevention and Public Health Fund created by the Affordable Care Act of 2010 and administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The purpose of this grant award is aimed towards making fundamental changes and enhancements in health department organizations and their practices in order to improve upon the delivery and impact of public health services.  This includes: 1) Increasing health department efficiencies of program operations to ensure seamless and coordinated services; 2) Preparing public health for readiness to apply for and achieve accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board; and 3) Building upon the national network of Performance Improvement Managers by sharing and using evidence-based policies and practices for improving the public health system. 

CDPH is using the NPHII grant funding for the following initiatives:

  • Assess current Performance Management (PM) and Quality Improvement (QI) activities within CDPH programs, and develop a plan to implement PM/QI throughout the Department
  • Assess CDPH readiness for Public Health Accreditation
  • Support exchange of information and resources among Local Health Departments in California in the areas of PM/QI and Public Health Accreditation
  • Continue activities to help providers and hospitals achieve Public Health-related Meaningful Use objectives and clinical quality measures, including Electronic Laboratory Reporting, Immunization Reporting, and Syndromic Surveillance
  • Promote training for public health staff on PM/QI and health informatics

Grant Accomplishments to Date

NPHII grant funding has resulted in the following achievements:

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