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National Public Health Improvement Initiative

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Karen Matsuoka, Ph.D.
201 W. Preston St,
Baltimore, MD 21201

Performance Improvement Manager
Raquel Samson

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Jeffrey Brock

Grants Management Specialist
Marquetta Williams

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Jurisdiction: Statewide
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Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $400,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Release community health assessment and the 2012 state health improvement program progress report
    • Continue to implement its state health improvement process
    • Launch its strategic planning process and complete its strategic plan
    • Address deficiencies identified in the organizational self-assessment, which measured gaps in meeting and/or conforming with national Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) standards
    • Prepare a PHAB readiness plan, identify staff roles, assemble documentation, and submit PHAB application for accreditation
    • Implement three quality improvement initiatives in performance management, asthma management in schools, and HIV and sexually transmitted infections clinical care guidelines at specific provider sites
    • Contract with the Public Health Foundation to provide consultation in public health workforce development and to help create a Maryland public health workforce development plan that complies with PHAB standards

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $400,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Continue development of a state health improvement plan (SHIP) through public engagement, measure refinement, and support of local action
    • Provide resources and technical assistance to local communities for community health assessments and alignment of activites with the SHIP
    • Develop an interactive dashboard to frame regional and local community health assessments
    • Hold regional meetings across the state to bring together hospital community benefit personnel, local health department leadership, and community providers to encourage collaboration
    • Identify a process for assessment of their public health system
    • Develop an agency strategic plan

2010 Funding (Year 1)

Component I

  • Amount of funding: $300,000
  • 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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