If your organization wants to become a Category A NNPHI member, your organization will want to show…
Demonstrated partnerships: Category A members have a reputation for reliably serving their state/region, as evidenced by multiple and consistent projects with diverse partners. This is also evidenced by demonstrated demand for services and skills as requested by partners in the state and/or region.
A diverse Board or Advisory Committee that provides strategic vision and connectivity: Full Category A members have a diverse Board of Directors or Advisory Committee (often the case for university-based members) that provide connectivity and strategic vision for the directions of the public health institute. These board members are broadly representative of the major stakeholders for population health at the state and regional level.
Budget size, diversity and complexity: Category A members must demonstrate the following qualities in their organizational budget.
- Size: A $500,000 or higher annual budget
- Diversity: Category A members must demonstrate diverse funders, e.g. at least two different sources of funding, such as private foundation and state government
- Complexity: Category A Members must demonstrate complexity in their organizational and programmatic budgets as evidence by multi-year projects with re-granting components
Population health programs/services in more than two competency areas: Full Category A members are able to demonstrate a track record and existing competency base in two or more of the following areas: Population-based health program delivery, Health Policy, Training and Technical Assistance, Research and Evaluation, Health Informatics, Health Communications, Social Marketing, Fiscal/Administrative Management, Collaborative Leadership.
A team of full time staff members: Category A members must have 5 full time staff, including an Executive Director or CEO.