COPPHI is a two-year, $1.75 million project led by NNPHI and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that facilitates the exchange of best practices and builds capacity among the nation’s public health departments to become accredited and conduct quality improvement (QI). Launched as the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) opened its doors to receive the first accreditation applications from health departments, COPPHI is the next stage in NNPHI's efforts to nurture and expand the community of practice focused on accreditation and QI.
COPPHI promotes shared learning among a broad range of local, state, and tribal health department representatives; researchers; public health institutes; universities; national public health organizations; funders; policymakers; government agencies; and boards of health through:
Additionally, NNPHI is coordinating public health partner organizations to promote the use of the Practice Exchange, a new searchable online database that will organize information from the rapidly growing number of public health quality improvement projects. NNPHI manages a national advisory group for the Practice Exchange.
COPPHI's implementation runs from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2013.