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National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII)


Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Josephine O'Mallan
123 Chalan Kareta
Mangilao, Guam 96913

Performance Improvement Manager
Bertha Taijeron

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Mark Hansey

Grants Management Specialist
Terika Slocumb

All CDC Contacts

Official Website:
Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services

2013 Funding (Year 4)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Increase its readiness for public health accreditation by conducting a community health assessment and developing a community health improvement plan
    • Promote continuous quality improvement by providing agency-wide training on performance management and quality improvement processes
    • Increase staff development through continuous human resources for health and workforce development activities
    • Implement quality improvement projects in vaccine storage and handling and public health emergency preparedness

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Complete a Human Resources for Health assessment to identify public health workforce training needs
    • Support the building of a user-friendly infrastructure for health information technology (IT) and other IT needs
    • Identify and implement performance and quality improvement initiatives
    • Collaborate with system partners to develop a work plan for conducting a community health assessment

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Develop health information technology and communications infrastructure
    • Establish a department-level Performance Improvement Management Office
    • Create, develop, execute, and analyze an overarching public health performance improvement management assessment/survey tool

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

Component II

Component II funding was applied through Pacific Island Health Officers Association (PIHOA).

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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