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National Public Health Improvement Initiative

Utah Department of Health

Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Dave Lewis
288 North 1400 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
801-538-6603

Performance Improvement Managers
Mimi Ujiie
801-709-8375 

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Vicky Rayle
808-541-3761

Grants Management Specialist
Terika Slocumb

All CDC Contacts

Jurisdiction: Statewide
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Utah Department of Health

2013 Funding (Year 4)

  • Amount of funding: $300,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Implement its state health improvement plan
    • Implement the Department’s strategic goals
    • Continue to provide annual performance improvement boot camp training
    • Host Celebration of Quality and Learning Congress
    • Support quality improvement projects at the agency and in local health departments

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $300,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Continue collaboration with the Utah Association of Local Health Departments, which represents the state’s 12 local health districts
    • Complete and begin implementation of a statewide health improvement plan
    • Conduct accreditation readiness self-assessment and develop an accreditation roadmap
    • Implement the following quality improvement projects: streamlining agency travel approval, improving quality culture at the Salt Lake Valley health department, and increasing reach and effectiveness of the smoking cessation program for pregnant women
    • Provide management and performance improvement boot camp training
    • Conduct a performance improvement project for online health assessments and lessons learned

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $300,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Assess and document current performance management and improvement efforts at the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) and local health departments
    • Build on Utah's strategic plan and map efforts
    • Support a process improvement activity to re-engineer the Utah Data and Reporting Tool, a peformance management tool used by both state and local health department programs
    • Implement workforce development activities for performance and quality improvement
    • Develop and deliver an annual Learning Congress
    • Provide intensive hands-on quality improvement (QI) training
    • Implement enterprise quality improvement project management software to build workforce capacity for QI efforts

2010 Funding (Year 1)

Component I

  • Amount of funding: $200,000
  • 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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