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National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII)

Illinois Department of Public Health

Jurisdiction: Statewide
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Illinois Department of Public Health

2013 Funding (Year 4)

  • Amount of funding: $500,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Complete implementation of the electronic grants management system
    • Publish, promote, and implement its agency-wide strategic plan
    • Assess and improve customer satisfaction
    • Implement quality improvement initiatives
    • Submit intention to apply for accreditation

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $500,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Create an agency strategic plan, strategic implementation plan, and quality improvement plan
    • Begin the initial accreditation application process
    • Conduct a baseline assessment of its electronic grants management system efficiency
    • Have the eight senior staff members who obtained Six Sigma Green Belts obtain Six Sigma Black Belts
    • Enroll 10 additional staff members in the Six Sigma Green Belts program through the University of Michigan
    • Enroll division chiefs in the Rutgers University Performance Measurement Certificate program, which has already been completed by 16 senior staff members
    • Train staff on strategic planning and accreditation efforts

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $500,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Develop and implement an electronic grants management system to replace the existing paper grants system, thus enabling the department to collect real-time data
    • Streamline the grant application process by reducing administrative inefficiencies
    • Allow agencies and organizations to 1) use important program and financial information for benchmarking, performance-based reporting, and budgeting; 2) promote more timely compliance reviews; and 3) facilitate exchange of information to promote strategic planning and decision-making
    • Beta test the online portal for the new electronic grant application process and provide a pilot for external users
    • Develop a grants dashboard to reduce costs and improve monitoring of the use of evidence-based programs and policies by grantees
    • Prepare for accreditation, including training staff on performance measures and quality improvement methods
    • Educate and support performance improvement management in the 96 certified local health departments

2010 Funding (Year 1)

Component I

  • Amount of funding: $400,000
  • 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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