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National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII)

Dallas County Health and Human Services

Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Dianne Rucker
2377 N. Stemmons Freeway,
Dallas, TX 75207

Performance Improvement Manager
Dr. Kristaizell Darby, DHA

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Lisa Cooper

Grants Management Specialist
Terika Slocumb

All CDC Contacts

Jurisdiction: Local
Official Website:
Dallas County Health and Human Services

2013 Funding (Year 4)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Integrate quality improvement into department protocols
    • Update the self-assessment for accreditation readiness
    • Conduct a mock review of accreditation documentation
    • Support workforce development training
    • Convene internal and external partners on public health improvement and accreditation

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Evaluate accreditation documents
    • Organize internal policy reviews and updates for accreditation
    • Update and apply balanced scorecard targets/measures
    • Convene quality improvement projects across its divisions
    • Engage the community and partners in health assessment use

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $249,998
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Evaluate infrastructure and programs using the newly established iPEX (Improving Programs and Processes for Efficiency and Excellence) performance management system
    • Engage in ongoing performance improvement projects using the iPEX performance management system
    • Develop a county health assessment and county health improvement plan
    • Hire an accreditation coordinator dedicated to focusing on the department's accreditation activities
    • Provide evidence-based performance management training to a leadership team, representing multiple divisions across the health department, to help accelerate broad implementation of best practices for accreditation readiness

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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