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National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII)

Utah Department of Health

Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Dave Lewis
288 North 1400 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Performance Improvement Managers
Mimi Ujiie

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Vicky Rayle

Grants Management Specialist
Terika Slocumb

All CDC Contacts

Jurisdiction: Statewide
Official Website:
Utah Department of Health

2013 Funding (Year 4)

  • Amount of funding: $300,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Implement its state health improvement plan
    • Implement the Department’s strategic goals
    • Continue to provide annual performance improvement boot camp training
    • Host Celebration of Quality and Learning Congress
    • Support quality improvement projects at the agency and in local health departments

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $300,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Continue collaboration with the Utah Association of Local Health Departments, which represents the state’s 12 local health districts
    • Complete and begin implementation of a statewide health improvement plan
    • Conduct accreditation readiness self-assessment and develop an accreditation roadmap
    • Implement the following quality improvement projects: streamlining agency travel approval, improving quality culture at the Salt Lake Valley health department, and increasing reach and effectiveness of the smoking cessation program for pregnant women
    • Provide management and performance improvement boot camp training
    • Conduct a performance improvement project for online health assessments and lessons learned

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $300,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Assess and document current performance management and improvement efforts at the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) and local health departments
    • Build on Utah's strategic plan and map efforts
    • Support a process improvement activity to re-engineer the Utah Data and Reporting Tool, a peformance management tool used by both state and local health department programs
    • Implement workforce development activities for performance and quality improvement
    • Develop and deliver an annual Learning Congress
    • Provide intensive hands-on quality improvement (QI) training
    • Implement enterprise quality improvement project management software to build workforce capacity for QI efforts

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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  • Page last reviewed: November 9, 2015
  • Page last updated: November 9, 2015
  • Content source:
    • Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support