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National Public Health Improvement Initiative

Georgia Department of Community Health

Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
James Howgate
2 Peachtree Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-657-1501

Performance Improvement Manager
Robert Patterson PhD
404-463-0775

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Mark Hansey
404-498-0399

Grants Management Specialist
Shicann Phillips

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Jurisdiction: Statewide
Official Website:
Georgia Department of Community Health

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $498,489
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Refine and implement a strategic plan
    • Continue to develop strategies and processes to improve informatics capacity
    • Deliver quality improvement/performance improvement (QI/PI) training to improve workforce capacity around QI/PI
    • Carry out targeted process improvement initiatives to improve performance of core business processes
    • Develop cross-jurisdictional relationships with and support to local health districts by providing technical assistance and financial support

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $499,738
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Update and implement their strategic plan
    • Provide contracts administration education, training, and information technology support
    • Provide training to public health staff at both district and state levels to implement quality improvement for public health processes, programs, and interventions
    • Partner with local public health jurisdictions to share lessons learned and best practices to increase the number of staff skilled in the development and use of evidence-based policies and laws

2010 Funding (Year 1)

Component I

  • Amount of funding: $399,836
  • 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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