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Assessment Instruments 2008-2013 (Version 2)

CDC and the NPHPSP partners are pleased to share the updated NPHPSP instruments that have been developed through a collaborative and peer-driven process.

Click the link to learn about the key changes that occurred in the three instruments and how the Version 2 instruments differ from the previously available tools.

Current Instruments

State Instruments
(Download the entire State Instrument) [PDF - 4 MB]

  • State Public Health System Performance Assessment [PDF - 8 MB] - the updated "version 2" of the NPHPSP assessment instrument for local public health systems.
  • Respondent Information Form [PDF - 294 KB] - a short survey that all sites must complete to provide basic demographic information about the jurisdiction, state public health agency, participants in the assessment process and other basic data.
  • Optional Priority Questionnaire [PDF - 319 KB] - a supplemental and optional questionnaire that asks about the "priority" of addressing each model standard. Those that complete these questions get an additional component to their reports, which rank their scores in relation to how they have prioritized standards. This new component is intended to strengthen and better catalyze the performance improvement activities that should occur as a result of the assessment process.
  • Optional Agency Contribution Questionnaire [PDF - 323 KB] - a supplemental and optional questionnaire that asks about the public health agency contribution to each model standard. Those that complete these questions get an additional component to their reports.

Local Instruments
(Download the entire Local Instrument) [PDF - 6 MB]  

  • Local Public Health System Performance Assessment [PDF - 7 MB] - the updated version 2 of the NPHPSP assessment instrument for local public health systems.
  • Respondent Information Form [PDF - 286 KB] - a short survey that all sites must complete to provide basic demographic information about the jurisdiction, local public health agency, participants in the assessment process and other basic data.
  • Optional Priority Questionnaire [PDF - 254 KB] - a supplemental and optional questionnaire that asks about the "priority" of addressing each model standard. Those that complete these questions get an additional component to their reports, which rank their scores in relation to how they have prioritized standards. This new component is intended to strengthen and better catalyze the performance improvement activities that should occur as a result of the assessment process.
  • Optional Agency Contribution Questionnaire [PDF - 254 KB] - a supplemental and optional questionnaire that asks about the public health agency contribution to each model standard. Those that complete these questions get an additional component to their reports.

Governance
(Download the entire Governance Instrument) [PDF - 3 MB]

  • Local Public Health Governance Performance Assessment [PDF - 2 MB]- the updated “version 2” of the NPHPSP assessment instrument for local governing entities or boards of health.
  • Respondent Information Form [PDF - 188 KB] - a short survey that all sites must complete to provide basic demographic information about the jurisdiction, local board of health, local public health agency and other basic data.
  • Optional Priority Questionnaire [PDF - 154 KB] - a supplemental and optional questionnaire that asks about the "priority" of addressing each model standard. Those that complete these questions get an additional component to their reports, which rank their scores in relation to how they have prioritized standards. This new component is intended to strengthen and better catalyze the performance improvement activities that should occur as a result of the assessment process.

Model Standards Documents

The program has also recently produced documents including only the model standards for each of the three assessment instruments. Sites may want to consider sharing the abbreviated document rather than the full instrument with participants. It can be used as an education resource about key activities in public health practice. Single copies may be ordered online or downloaded here:

Please click on the following link to view the 2002 to 2007 Assessment Instruments, Archived (Version 1) .

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