Vector Control Program Performance Improvement

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Environmental Health Services Branch is working with the Public Health Foundation (PHF) to support performance assessment and improvement at vector control programs provided by state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) public health departments.

The project begins with 15 vector control programs conducting a self-assessment using the Environmental Public Health Performance Standards (EnvPHPS). The standards provide a framework to assess an environmental public health program’s capacity and ability to deliver the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services. This performance improvement project is intended to increase vector control programs’ efficiency, effectiveness, and capacity to provide the 10 essential services and respond to emerging vector concerns. Programs will use results from the EnvPHPS self-assessment to guide, develop, and implement performance improvement plans.

After programs complete the self-assessment, PHF will facilitate and support performance improvement by

  • Assigning a PHF performance improvement expert to work directly with the vector control program.
  • Providing three performance improvement training webinars for public health department and vector control program staff.
  • Maintaining communication with the program to provide technical assistance during implementation of performance improvement plans.

At the end of the project, vector control programs will have developed and implemented site-specific performance improvement plans to address priority gaps identified during their self-assessments. PHF and CDC will develop informational materials based on the performance assessment processes, results, and improvement activities of the vector control programs.

For more information about this project, visit PHF’s Vector Control Program Performance Assessment and Improvement Initiative page.External

This project is funded through cooperative agreement CDC-RFA-OT13-130202CONT14. The project is managed by the Environmental Health Services Branch, Division of Emergency Health and Services, National Center for Environmental Health.

Page last reviewed: October 8, 2014 (archived document)