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National Public Health Improvement Initiative

New York State Department of Health

Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Dr. Guthrie Birkhead
Corning Tower
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237
518-402-5382

Performance Improvement Manager
Andrew Hanchett
518-474-1508

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Sandra Cashman
404-498-0407

Grants Management Specialist
Marquetta Williams

All CDC Contacts

Jurisdiction: Statewide
Official Website (Bona Fide Agent):
Health Research, Inc.

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $500,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Provide consultation to programs and local health departments on the use of performance management strategies
    • Provide training and technical assistance in community health planning to local health departments
    • Complete public health accreditation prerequisites, including the state health assessment report and the state health improvement plan
    • Hold periodic review and adjustment sessions of its strategic plan to identify new or emerging issues and priorities
    • Continue to develop performance measures
    • Continue to advise programs on aligning their strategic plans with the state’s strategy

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $500,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Develop an agency-wide strategic plan to guide activities for assessing current capacity and providing training, technical assistance, and consultation on performance management and quality improvement concepts and applications, which will increase the capacity of the New York State Department of Health and local health departments to routinely evaluate and improve the effectiveness of their organizations, practices, partnerships, programs, and use of resources to improve the health of New Yorkers

2010 Funding (Year 1)

Component I

  • Amount of funding: $400,000
  • 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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