- Tobacco-free living
- Nutrition, physical activity, obesity and food safety
- Built environment
- Performance management and quality improvement
- Health information technology/ health informatics
- Primary care health systems development
Collectively, our work in evaluation and monitoring contributes to program development, continuous quality improvement, 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 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 has and will continue to implement evaluation strategies to examine the achievements and impact of the National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII). The focus of the evaluation is to examine the NPHII investment and its initial impact on increased efficiencies of business and program operations; increased use of evidence-based policies and practices; and increased readiness for applying to and achieving accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).