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National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII)

Hawaii Department of Health

Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Lorrin Kim
1250 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Performance Improvement Manager
Maile Sakamoto

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Vicky Rayle

Grants Management Specialist
Terika Slocumb

All CDC Contacts

Jurisdiction: Statewide
Official Website:
Hawaii Department of Health

2013 Funding (Year 4)

  • Amount of funding: $573,986
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Complete a state health improvement plan and apply for public health accreditation by the end of 2014
    • Continue integrating performance and quality improvement into processes and supporting staff training and participation
    • Develop an Emerging Public Health Leadership Program to build the foundation of a qualified and sustainable workforce for the future
    • Improve the reporting quality and timeliness of the State vital statistics system
    • Develop a dashboard to report and measure performance outcomes
    • Design more effective communication strategies to facilitate the involvement of staff in performance management across all islands

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $607,600
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Increase public health accreditation readiness through an internal operational readiness assessment, community health assessments, and staff training
    • Promote continuous quality improvement throughout the agency by providing training on quality and process improvement (QI & PI) and providing ongoing support encouraging the implementation of newly acquired QI & PI knowledge and skills
    • Develop a comprehensive new employee onboarding and training system to increase employee and program effectiveness
    • Develop an agency-wide performance management system to provide timely and accurate information on key effectiveness measures
    • Modernize the Hawaii vital statistics system using cost-saving methods that reduce service delivery times

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $607,600
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Support ongoing activities from year one
    • Provide training and support for best practices in management science and public health
    • Create a roadmap for public health accreditation
    • Support the training and implementation activities of an interdepartmental team of staff focused on administrative simplification projects to improve efficiency of critical public health business processes
    • Train leadership and staff of sister executive agencies on public health concepts to support a Health in All Policies initiative and extend the reach of public health into other areas such as transportation, agriculture, and human services
    • Perform health impact assessments with partners to understand how non-public health policies can improve population health outcomes

2010 Funding (Year 1)

  • Amount of funding: $1,000,000
  • Description of Project:
    Awardee will enhance public health improvement efforts beyond Component I through two or more categories including: performance management, policy and workforce development, public health system development/redevelopment and best practice implementation.

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  • Page last reviewed: November 9, 2015
  • Page last updated: November 9, 2015
  • Content source:
    • Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support