- Performance management and quality improvement
- Community assessment / improvement planning
- Health disparities / Health equity
- Obesity prevention
- Healthy eating / Active living
- Food safety
- Chronic disease
- Maternal and child health
- Tobacco-free living
- Built environment
- Health information technology / Health informatics
- Primary care health systems development
Collectively, our work in evaluation and monitoring contributes to program development, continuous quality improvement, efficiencies, effectiveness, and accountability. A network-wide commitment to translation and dissemination of research and evaluation findings leads to improved public health practice and community health. From collaboration on program design to the translation and dissemination of research and evaluation findings, NNPHI and its members are involved in all aspects of program monitoring and evaluation.
Public Health Services and Systems Research: Since 2009, NNPHI has provided support for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) program. In this role, NNPHI facilitates several PHSSR calls for proposals, provides technical assistance to applicants and grantees, and coordinates grants management.
Evaluation of the National Public Health Improvement Initiative: In close collaboration with colleagues from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS) and national partners, NNPHI is implementing evaluation strategies to examine the achievements and impact of the National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII). The purposes of the NPHII program, as stated in the original funding opportunity announcement (FOA), are to provide support for innovative changes in key areas that improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of the public health infrastructure and that will support the delivery of public health services and programs as specified within Affordable Care Act.
- Document the quality, utility, use, and impact of CDC’s approach to provide information on the status of each state’s public health policies and practices through the PSRs;
- Inform programmatic improvements; and
- Maximize the use of existing data and resources provided by CDC and minimize duplicative data collection efforts.
Additional information on this evaluation work will be included on the NNPHI website after the evaluation kicks off in late 2013.