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National Public Health Improvement Initiative

City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District

Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Thomas Schlenker
332 W. Commerce Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-207-8731

Performance Improvement Manager
Sabrina Townsend
210-207-0160

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Lisa Cooper
404-498-0393

Grants Management Specialist
Shicann Phillips

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Jurisdiction: Local
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City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Prepare to apply for national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board
    • Plan and implement performance improvement projects to improve turnaround time for sexually transmitted disease testing and results and to adopt more efficacious tuberculosis testing methods across the community
    • Increase training opportunities for the health department workforce in quality improvement techniques and public health best practices
    • Develop comprehensive performance management electronic system, performance measures, and internal processes

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Release a community health improvement plan
    • Complete and implement a health department strategic plan
    • Train the health department workforce in quality improvement and performance management techniques, as well as public health service best practices
    • Initiate development of a comprehensive performance management system and public health information dashboard

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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