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National Public Health Improvement Initiative

City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District

Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Thomas Schlenker
332 W. Commerce Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-207-8731

Performance Improvement Manager
Sabrina Townsend
210-207-0160

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Lisa Cooper
404-498-0393

Grants Management Specialist
Terika Slocumb

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Jurisdiction: Local
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City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District

2013 Funding (Year 4)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Update the department’s strategic plan
    • Submit formal application for accreditation to the Public Health Accreditation Board
    • Conduct renewal of community health improvement plan and community health assessment
    • Carry out performance improvement projects related to compliance with new high tech Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act laws and development of more effective and efficient workflow processes for multiple operations
    • Increase training opportunities for employees in quality improvement
    • Expand the use of Lean performance management system within our performance management software

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Prepare to apply for national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board
    • Plan and implement performance improvement projects to improve turnaround time for sexually transmitted disease testing and results and to adopt more efficacious tuberculosis testing methods across the community
    • Increase training opportunities for the health department workforce in quality improvement techniques and public health best practices
    • Develop comprehensive performance management electronic system, performance measures, and internal processes

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Release a community health improvement plan
    • Complete and implement a health department strategic plan
    • Train the health department workforce in quality improvement and performance management techniques, as well as public health service best practices
    • Initiate development of a comprehensive performance management system and public health information dashboard

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

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