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National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII)

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Kathleen Matthews
4300 S. Cherry Creek Dr.
Denver, CO 80246

Performance Improvement Manager
Kathleen Matthews

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Vicky Rayle

Grants Management Specialist
Terika Slocumb

All CDC Contacts

Jurisdiction: Statewide
Official Website:
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

2013 Funding (Year 4)

  • Amount of funding: $400,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Create a statewide public health improvement plan guided by Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) standards and informed by the statewide assessment
    • Continue organizational assessment and collection of documentation to meet PHAB requirements and prepare for accreditation application
    • Develop a performance management system that aligns with its Office of State Budget and Planning planned system
    • Improve processes and policies regarding the sharing of health and environmental data with internal and external partners
    • Improve process for inspecting assisted living facilities, given the increasing number of residences with aging population

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $400,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Conduct a statewide community health assessment
    • Conduct a Public Health Accreditation Board self-assessment to determine opportunities for improvement and to prepare for accreditation
    • Continue to implement agency-wide performance improvement using Lean methodology with particular focus on the standardization and streamlining of agency fiscal processes
    • Collaborate with state and local partners to improve stewardship of resources and health outcomes

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $400,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Continue building upon initial target areas for improving the public health system and infrastructure that were identified in Colorado's Public Health Improvement Plan: From Act to Action
    • Support future accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board by meeting critical standards

2010 Funding (Year 1)

Component I

  • Amount of funding: $300,000
  • 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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  • Page last reviewed: November 9, 2015
  • Page last updated: November 9, 2015
  • Content source:
    • Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support