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National Public Health Improvement Initiative

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Beverly K Wooley
907-729-3632

Performance Improvement Manager
Laurie McKeown
907-729-3594

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Lisa Cooper
404-498-0393

Grants Management Specialist
Shicann Phillips

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Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

2013 Funding (Year 4)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Develop an implementation plan/health improvement plan to achieve the leading health indicator targets for the statewide Healthy Alaskans 2020 initiative
    • Conduct the National Public Health Performance Standards assessment to identify strengths and opportunities within the statewide public health system and inform action steps for the Healthy Alaskans 2020 implementation plan/health improvement plan
    • Enhance colorectal cancer screening within the Alaska Tribal Health System
    • Increase tobacco cessation follow-up services among Alaska Native Medical Center customers and owners
    • Continue to foster cross-jurisdictional collaboration with the State of Alaska, Division of Public Health
    • Accelerate the agency’s accreditation readiness

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Continue cross-jurisdictional collaboration with State of Alaska, Division of Public Health, tribal entities, and other stakeholders
    • Lead and facilitate completion of the Healthy Alaskans 2020 initiative
    • Perform an organizational self-assessment
    • Increase tobacco cessation referrals and services to reduce tobacco use among Alaska Native people
    • Expand dissemination of Alaska Native health status information

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Develop an internal quality/performance improvement environment
    • Form a multi-sector, cross-jurisdictional partnership coalition
    • Disseminate and facilitate the use of public health data among regional tribal health organizations and communities
    • Promote implementation of evidence-based strategies, polices, and laws
    • Complete assessments using the National Public Health Performance Standards Program assessment tool and the Public Heath Accreditation Board self-assessment
    • Solicit subject matter experts in key areas to ensure the most recent information for public health practice is embodied in the assessment, analysis, and strategic planning process

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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