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National Public Health Improvement Initiative

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Amanda McCarty
505 Capitol Street
Suite 200
Charleston, WV 25301
304-356-4082

Performance Improvement Manager
Amanda McCarty
304-356-4082

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Lisa Cooper
404-498-0393

Grants Management Specialist
Shicann Phillips

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Jurisdiction: Statewide
Official Website:
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

2013 Funding (Year 4)

  • Amount of funding: $623,986
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Implement activities to address gaps identified for accreditation readiness
    • Create accreditation teams to begin gathering documentation and to prepare for the accreditation process
    • Continue to identify and coordinate quality improvement and performance management initiatives to increase efficiency and effectiveness throughout the agency
    • Re-evaluate and update the strategic plan
    • Finalize agency performance measures through a performance management system and the development of an agency dashboard

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $657,600
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Implement quality improvement and performance management initiatives identified through the state public health assessment
    • Focus on effective administration through the strategic planning process
    • Implement public health accreditation readiness activities
    • Focus on improving staff quality and effectiveness
    • Identify and implement performance management and quality improvement projects to improve efficiencies
  • 2011 Funding (Year 2)

    • Amount of funding: $657,600
    • Description of Project
      Awardee will:
      • Identify and implement performance and quality  improvement initiatives within state and local public health agencies
      • Engage in cross-jurisdictional partnerships of health departments and system partners to increase development and implementation of evidence-based policies and laws to improve health
      • Engage with local health departments to implement electronic environmental health reporting and increase development and implementation of evidence-based policies and laws resulting from real-time data to improve environmental health
      • Implement an annual Learning Congress to identify promising and best practices

    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

    Component II

    • Amount of funding: $1,000,000
    • Description of Project:
      Awardee will enhance public health improvement efforts beyond Component I through two or more categories including: performance management, policy and workforce development, public health system development/redevelopment and best practice implementation.

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