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National Public Health Improvement Initiative

Puerto Rico Department of Health

Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Eddy Sanchez Hernandez
787-765-2929 Ext. 3708
PO Box 70184
San Juan, PR 00936

Performance Improvement Manager
Darielys Cordero
787-765-2929 xt. 3708

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Dianne Ochoa
404-498-3037

Grants Management Specialist
Shicann Phillips

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Official Website:
Puerto Rico Department of Health (en Español)

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $300,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Collect primary data to complete a health assessment
    • Decrease wait time in hospital emergency rooms
    • Decrease the time it takes to complete health facilities inspection reports
    • Provide regulation and accreditation training to health administrators

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $300,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Update its webpage that contains outdated information and statistics and its outdated data warehouse (DW)
    • Evaluate modifications to the Vital Statistics System
    • Update and improve the DW with a new architecture infrastructure using Microsoft SharePoint 2010 for publishing and presenting health information on the Internet
    • Maintain an operational infrastructure that supports the performance of public health functions
    • Use the DW and the Web-based Data Query System  as tools to support their mission and to enhance their workforce's ability by providing the needed infrastructure for data analysis and communication
    • Contract with consultants for the DW project and Microsoft consultants to work with and train Puerto Rico Department of Health staff in every phase of the project
    • Complete a state health assessment of Puerto Rico
    • Develop an interactive training module for physicians, namely to address completion of the Cause of Death section on death certificates

2010 Funding (Year 1)

Component I

  • Amount of funding: $200,000
  • 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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