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National Public Health Improvement Initiative

The Navajo Nation Tribal Government

Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Roselyn Begay
Morgan Boulevard
21st Floor
Window Rock, AZ 86515
928-871-6407

Performance Improvement Manager
Anita Muneta
928-871-6257

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Sandra Cashman
404-498-0407

Grants Management Specialist
Shicann Phillips

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The Navajo Nation Tribal Government

2013 Funding (Year 4)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Complete its community health assessment and organizational self-assessment
    • Continue to address deficiency areas in preparation for public health accreditation
    • Continue the development of quality improvement initiatives
    • Develop quality improvement initiatives with the following goals: adopting universal HIV precaution policies and procedures and providing continuity of care to patients from the Public Health Nurse Program
    • Finish the development of an internal web-based comprehensive health data management information system
    • Further implementation of activities of its infrastructure plan

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Develop a community health assessment
    • Conduct an organization self-assessment against the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) standards
    • Address deficiency areas in preparation for PHAB accreditation
    • Develop quality improvement initiatives, including improving HIV testing sharps disposal, improving customer satisfaction with Aging Services, and improving personnel hiring system
    • Develop an Office of Performance Improvement
    • Develop an internal web-based comprehensive health data management information system
    • Implement the activities in its infrastructure plan

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Continue to build and strengthen its public health infrastructure by implementing key components of the Navajo Nation Strategic Plan
    • Address identified deficiency areas in preparation for Public Health Accreditation Board accreditation
    • Develop a Navajo Nation-wide community health assessment
    • Develop a quality improvement initiative addressing the effectiveness of key services the Navajo Division of Health provides
    • Develop cross-jurisdictional partnerships with at least one local health department in each of the three states (i.e., New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah) where Navajo residents are located
    • Identify and implement traditional healing best practices in behavioral health related to alcohol, HIV, or diabetes

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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