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Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Component I:
Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator (Acting)
Kimberly Whitmore
1 West Wilson Street
Room 250
Madison, WI 53707
608-266-1348

Performance Improvement Manager
Kimberly Whitmore
608-266-1348

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Dianne Ochoa
404-498-3037

Grants Management Specialist
Terika Slocumb

All CDC Contacts

Component II:
Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Kimberly Whitmore
1 West Wilson Street
Room 250
Madison, WI 53707
608-266-1348

Performance Improvement Manager
Kimberly Whitmore
608-266-1348

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Dianne Ochoa
404-498-3037

Grants Management Specialist
Terika Slocumb

All CDC Contacts

Jurisdiction: Statewide
Official Website:
Wisconsin Department of Health Services

2013 Funding (Year 4)

  • Amount of funding: $937,858
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Finalize a SharePoint site accessible to all local and tribal health departments housing resources and examples of quality improvement (NIATx, Lean, or PDSA) projects, tools, and plans for accreditation readiness; a compilation of performance management documents, plans, and tracking tools; and competency-based job descriptions
    • Design and provide a crosswalk between the Wisconsin State Statue 140 (required services of local health departments) and national Public Health Accreditation Board standards, to assist local and tribal health departments
    • Continue support to local and tribal health departments through the five WI Division of Public Health Regional Offices with staff (RADAR team) providing technical assistance, consultation, training in quality improvement, and performance management activities, which includes facilitating Communities of Practice in each region
    • Continue financial support of local and tribal health departments through a competitive award process toward accreditation and accreditation readiness work, implementation of quality improvement, and performance management

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $993,662
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Support accreditation for state, local, and tribal health departments
    • Ensure quality improvement as a standard process to achieve measurable outcomes
    • Ensure the implementation of performance management processes to improve organizational practices and culture in measuring and reporting continuous improvement of outcomes for targeted populations in Healthy Wisconsin 2020 and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Strategic Plan
    • Implement a review to cross-walk 140 statute requirements and national accreditation requirements for local and tribal health departments

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $993,662
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Develop a culture of performance management and quality improvement throughout the state
    • Continue to center around accreditation by national standards, implementation of evidence-based practice, implementation of quality improvement methods, and use of technology for performance tracking

2010 Funding (Year 1)

Component I

  • Amount of funding: $300,000
  • 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

  • Amount of funding: $1,660,128
  • Description of Project:
    Awardee will enhance public health improvement efforts beyond Component I through two or more categories including: performance management, policy and workforce development, public health system development/redevelopment and best practice implementation.

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