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National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII)

California Department of Public Health

Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Loriann DeMartini
MS 5000
P.O. 997377
Sacramento, CA 95899

Peformance Improvement Manager
Caryn White

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Vicky Rayle

Grants Management Specialist
Terika Slocumb

All CDC Contacts

Jurisdiction: Statewide
Official Website:
California Department of Public Health

2013 Funding (Year 4)

  • Amount of funding: $1,037,858
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Apply to the Public Health Accreditation Board and achieve accreditation
    • Finalize a state health assessment and develop a state health improvement plan
    • Implement the department’s strategic plan
    • Provide training on quality improvement and return on investment, as well as training and resources to assist local health departments in achieving accreditation
    • Develop a department-wide performance management system
    • Engage two additional teams in a quality improvement project

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $1,093,662
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Use its new Office of Quality Performance and Accreditation to implement quality improvement initiatives and provide training and technical assistance to its staff
    • Perform gap analysis for public health accreditation readiness
    • Create a California Performance Improvement Management Network with local health departments

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $1,093,662
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Provide assistance to local health departments (LHDs) to assess accreditation readiness and to develop and implement performance improvement measures
    • Work with Los Angeles County and San Diego County to share and review best practices and coordinate a one-day conference to meet with LHDs to discuss performance improvement indicators and best practices
    • Establish a public health infrastructure team to assess and identify development needs of California's public health information system infrastructure
    • Complete assessments and develop a timeline and roadmap to the department's application for accreditation
    • Increase capacity to receive lab, immunization, and syndromic surveillance data sent by hospital and provider electronic health record systems
    • Develop a centralized metadata resources repository to provide an infrastructure for data collection and analysis, program management, and communication
    • Administer performance management and quality improvement trainings and health informatics training to California Department of Public Health and LHD staff members
    • Develop a set of new performance management standards and measures
    • Explore performance management tracking systems with partners in San Diego and Los Angeles counties, and adapt a system tailored to the department's organizational structure and needs
    • Conduct cost-benefit analysis of public health interventions to improve business processes

2010 Funding (Year 1)

Component I

  • Amount of funding: $400,000
  • 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: $1,660,128
  • 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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  • Page last reviewed: November 9, 2015
  • Page last updated: November 9, 2015
  • Content source:
    • Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support