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Hawaii Department of Health

Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Lorrin Kim
1250 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-586-4410

Performance Improvement Manager
Maile Sakamoto
808-586-4410

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Vicky Rayle
808-541-3761

Grants Management Specialist
Terika Slocumb

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Jurisdiction: Statewide
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Hawaii Department of Health

2013 Funding (Year 4)

  • Amount of funding: $573,986
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Complete a state health improvement plan and apply for public health accreditation by the end of 2014
    • Continue integrating performance and quality improvement into processes and supporting staff training and participation
    • Develop an Emerging Public Health Leadership Program to build the foundation of a qualified and sustainable workforce for the future
    • Improve the reporting quality and timeliness of the State vital statistics system
    • Develop a dashboard to report and measure performance outcomes
    • Design more effective communication strategies to facilitate the involvement of staff in performance management across all islands

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $607,600
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Increase public health accreditation readiness through an internal operational readiness assessment, community health assessments, and staff training
    • Promote continuous quality improvement throughout the agency by providing training on quality and process improvement (QI & PI) and providing ongoing support encouraging the implementation of newly acquired QI & PI knowledge and skills
    • Develop a comprehensive new employee onboarding and training system to increase employee and program effectiveness
    • Develop an agency-wide performance management system to provide timely and accurate information on key effectiveness measures
    • Modernize the Hawaii vital statistics system using cost-saving methods that reduce service delivery times

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $607,600
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Support ongoing activities from year one
    • Provide training and support for best practices in management science and public health
    • Create a roadmap for public health accreditation
    • Support the training and implementation activities of an interdepartmental team of staff focused on administrative simplification projects to improve efficiency of critical public health business processes
    • Train leadership and staff of sister executive agencies on public health concepts to support a Health in All Policies initiative and extend the reach of public health into other areas such as transportation, agriculture, and human services
    • Perform health impact assessments with partners to understand how non-public health policies can improve population health outcomes

2010 Funding (Year 1)

  • Amount of funding: $1,000,000
  • 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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