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National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII)

Oklahoma State Department of Health

Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Julie Cox-Kaine
1000 NE 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Performance Improvement Manager
James Allen

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Jeffrey Brock

Grants Management Specialist
Terika Slocumb

All CDC Contacts

Jurisdiction: Statewide
Official Website:
Oklahoma State Department of Health

2013 Funding (Year 4)

  • Amount of funding: $300,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Maintain good standing of state public health department accreditation and improve the efficiency, effectiveness, quality, and performance of the agency and its services
    • Assist county health departments in their accreditation readiness activities and continue accreditation coordinator network
    • Share best practices and strategies from the field
    • Conduct quality and performance improvement initiatives and reporting, including increasing reach and preventive behaviors around pre-term births and infant mortality and improving compliance with inspection frequency mandates

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $300,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Apply for public health accreditation
    • Assist county health departments in completing accreditation readiness activities
    • Convene the county accreditation coordinator network, a collaborative of accreditation coordinators from county health departments
    • Conduct quality/performance improvement initiatives and reporting

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $300,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Increase the capacity to routinely evaluate and improve system-wide effectiveness through the Step UP performance management system and related applications
    • Increase alignment of state services and county health departments with the state health improvement plan and strategic map priority goals
    • Increase collaboration and implementation of promising and best practices
    • Improve workforce performance management, strategic planning, accreditation readiness, and quality improvement knowledge, capacity, and skills

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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  • Page last reviewed: November 9, 2015
  • Page last updated: November 9, 2015
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