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National Public Health Improvement Initiative

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention implemented the National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII) to assist 73 public health agencies in increasing public health accreditation readiness, improving efficiency and effectiveness through quality improvement initiatives, and increasing performance management capacity. Through NPHII, agencies increased their ability to make data-driven decisions for priority setting, program planning, and implementation, eliminated siloes through partnerships and collaborations, strengthened the culture for performance improvement, and institutionalized these practices within the agency.
40% of the US population is served by NPHII-funded agencies that achieved accreditation. Designating an accreditation coordinator, Establishing a roadmap to submit an application, Conducting a gap analysis, Completing the PHAB checklist, Communicating with leaders and staff about accreditation, Creating a document management system, Organizational strategic plan - 93%, State or community health assessment-  94%, State or community health improvement plan-  85%, Time Saved, Quality enhancement of a service and/or system, Costs saved or avoided, Improved customer satisfaction, Increased reach to a target population, Increased preventive behaviors, 68 public health agencies received mini-grants and 433 received nonmonetary support for performance management, 144 public health agencies received nonmonetary support and 434 received mini-grants  for quality improvement, 199 public health agencies received nonmonetary support and 697 received mini-grants  for accreditation readiness, 75% of agencies with a performance improvement office will maintain it and 88% of agencies maintaining these offices will sustain activities for all three focus areas.

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