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National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII)

Wyoming Department of Health

Jurisdiction: Statewide
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Wyoming Department of Health

2013 Funding (Year 4)

  • Amount of funding: $249,844
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Continue enhancements to capabilities and use of the agency-wide performance management system
    • Create and train team members for the Performance Management and Quality Improvement Teams
    • Measure efficiency and effectiveness of select programs and/or functions using quality improvement (QI) and continuous improvement (CI) tools
    • Advance training of staff (including train-the-trainer) in use of QI/CI tools and other areas as indicated by the staff needs assessment
    • Complete the state health assessment and begin the state improvement plan
    • Continue to address identified deficiencies and opportunities for improvement based on Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) Beta Site test results
    • Conduct PHAB Gaps Analysis self-assessment and address deficiencies identified, securing and implementing the prerequisite components necessary for PHAB Accreditation

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Continue to enhance capabilities and use of the agency-wide performance management system
    • Develop a public health-specific strategic plan and conduct a state health assessment
    • Measure efficiency and effectiveness of select programs and/or functions utilizing quality improvement (QI) and continuous improvement (CI) tools
    • Train staff in use of QI/CI tools
    • Address identified deficiencies and opportunities for improvement based on the Public Health Accreditation Board Beta Site test results and any subsequent self-assessments

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $248,838
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Contract a "Performance Improvement Manager" for the next five years to oversee the formation of a Performance Improvement Team
    • Develop and produce a department-wide, five-year performance improvement plan for the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH)
    • Set up performance improvement trainings for WDH staff, especially division administrators and program managers
    • Work with program managers and division fiscal specialists to examine the obligations and expenditures of programs and divisions

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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