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National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII)

Wyoming Department of Health

Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Korin Schmidt
401 Hathaway Building
Cheyenne, WY 82001

Performance Improvement Manager
Jennifer Gray

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Performance Officer
Jeffrey Brock

Grants Management Specialist
Annie Curry

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Jurisdiction: Statewide
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Wyoming Department of Health

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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