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National Public Health Improvement Initiative

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Susan Thomas
912 Wildwood Drive,
P.O. Box 570,
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-526-4276

Performance Improvement Manager
Susan Thomas
573-526-4276

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Dianne Ochoa
404-498-3037

Grants Management Specialist
Marquetta Williams

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Jurisdiction: Statewide
Official Website:
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

2013 Funding (Year 4)

  • Amount of funding: $400,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Provide training and education on performance  management and quality improvement
    • Ensure adequate documentation is identified and gathered for accreditation
    • Complete a quality improvement plan for the Department
    • Provide technical assistance and training to local health departments that are pursuing accreditation

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $400,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Develop a state health assessment and state health improvement plan to prepare for accreditation
    • Develop a quality improvement program according to Public Health Accreditation Board standards
    • Develop a quality improvement training curriculum to ensure that staff members have the tools and knowledge necessary to improve work quality
    • Continue to support the use of an agency-wide performance management system through staff development and training

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $400,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Enhance ongoing performance management efforts through a culture of continuous quality improvement, fluid adaptation to change, and expanded awareness, and implementation of evidence-based best practices and decision making
    • Provide community health assessments and health improvement planning resources for state and local public health partners
    • Bolster cross-jurisdictional collaboration in Missouri
    • Continue efforts to align strategic planning and performance management at the state and local levels

2010 Funding (Year 1)

Component I

  • Amount of funding: $300,000
  • 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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