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National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII)

Delaware Health and Social Services

Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Paul Silverman
417 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901

Peformance Improvement Manager
Dave Walton

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Mark Hansey

Grants Management Specialist
Terika Slocumb

All CDC Contacts

Jurisdiction: Statewide
Official Website:
Delaware Health and Social Services

2013 Funding (Year 4)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Finalize the state health improvement plan
    • Complete an organizational strategic plan informed by the statewide health assessment and health improvement plan
    • Engage in activities to address deficiencies identified in the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) standard self-assessment
    • Complete the health reform strategy and associated initiatives and measures
    • Submit statement of intent to PHAB to apply for national accreditation

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Complete a statewide health improvement plan (SHIP)
    • Develop an agency-wide strategic plan informed by a health assessment and the SHIP
    • Conduct an organizational self-assessment to identify gaps in meeting and/or conforming with Public Health Accreditation Board standards
    • Develop and implement a health reform strategy and strategy map aimed at increasing access to quality and safe health care in Delaware
    • Complete a health equity strategy and map aimed at achieving health equity in Delaware
    • Increase tracking and performance reporting using a performance management system
    • Conduct two performance/quality improvement initiatives aimed at increasing efficiency and/or effectiveness

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Increase quality improvement training and consultation
    • Accelerate the implementation of accreditation activities
    • Increase capacity to implement a performance management and improvement system
    • Accelerate the use, implementation, and dissemination of evidence-based (best and promising practices) activities
    • Enhance information technology infrastructure to support performance management activities

2010 Funding (Year 1)

Component I

  • Amount of funding: $100,000
  • Description of Project:
    Awardee will:
    • Focus on building, institutionalizing, and implementing performance management capacity within health departments
    • Support full-time "Performance Improvement Manager" who will participate in a national network of performance improvement professionals supported by CDC

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  • Page last reviewed: November 9, 2015
  • Page last updated: November 9, 2015
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