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National Public Health Improvement Initiative

Republic of Palau Ministry of Health

Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Ms. Berry Moon Watson
1 Hospital Road
Koror, Palau 96940
011-680-488-6037

Performance Improvement Manager
Berry Moon Watson

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Sandra Cashman
404-498-0407

Grants Management Specialist
Terika Slocumb

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Republic of Palau Ministry of Health

2013 Funding (Year 4)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Develop community health improvement plan
    • Develop an agency-wide performance improvement management system (PIMS)
    • Conduct agency-wide training on PIMS and quality improvement process
    • Develop public health strategic plan
    • Continue to organize and conduct activities that enable it to progress toward accreditation

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Develop a community health assessment
    • Develop a community health improvement plan
    • Complete an organizational self-assessment, which includes development of a Ministry of Health roadmap for the accreditation application to the Public Health Accreditation Board
    • Develop an agency-wide performance management system, which includes return on investment reviews
    • Conduct agency-wide training on performance management and quality improvement processes

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Develop a performance management system that will build upon or improve current key capacity-building and infrastructure issues to create a more efficient and effective health service delivery system
    • Use evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention methods in public health practices
    • Develop an evidence-based public health policy and public health law unit within the ministry
    • Support a health information technology and communications infrastructure that is responsive to end users
    • Create a pool of educated and certified health workforce employees
    • Develop and sustain a health care system that complies with international standards

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

Component II

Component II funding was applied through Pacific Island Health Officers Association (PIHOA).

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