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National Public Health Improvement Initiative


Currently in its third year, the National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII) is a program supported by the Office of State, Territorial, Local and Tribal Support at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that provides funding to state, local, territorial and Tribal public health agencies to improve the delivery and impact of the public health services they provide by improving how they track the performance of their programs; fostering the identification, dissemination and adoption of public health’s best and most promising practices; building a network of performance improvement managers across the country that share strategies for improving the public health system; and maximizing cohesion across states’ and communities’ public health systems to ensure seamless and coordinated services for residents.

Additionally, NPHII provides funding to national partner organizations, including NACCHO, to provide technical assistance and support to the NPHII grantees.  NACCHO provides technical assistance and develops tools and resources, for use by NPHII grantees, around the areas of accreditation readiness, performance and quality improvement, and health information technology.  Additional information, and access to the tools and resources, is below.

Accreditation Readiness and Performance Improvement Tools and Resources

Click the 'more' link below to learn more about the tools and resources that NACCHO has developed for NPHII grantees in the areas of Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accreditation preparation and performance improvement. Currently featured tools include:

  • Archived webinars on Community Benefit, health equity and accreditation prerequisites
  • A report on incentives that state health agencies can offer to local/Tribal health departments to encourage/facilitate application to PHAB
  • Tools to assist with selecting and organizing accreditation documentation
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HIT Tools and Resources

Learn more about the role of health IT in improving public health service delivery and performance. NACCHO has developed specific tools and educational resources for NPHII grantees including:

  • Matrix of LHD business areas and related HIT functions
More »


For more information about NACCHO’s work in the National Public Health Improvement Initiative, contact Mary Kate Allee at