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CDC Grants Public Health Programs $42 Million

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 22, 2010

This five-year cooperative agreement program entitled, Strengthening Public Health Infrastructure for Improved Health Outcomes, will provide health departments with money to improve the delivery of public health services including:

  • Building capacity within health departments for evaluating the effectiveness of their organizations, practices, partnerships, programs and use of resources through performance management
  • Expansion and training of public health staff and community leaders to conduct policy activities in key areas and to facilitate improvements in system efficiency
  • Maximizing the public health system to improve networking, coordination, and cross-jurisdictional cooperation for the delivery of public health services to address resource sharing and improve health indicators
  • Disseminating, implementing and evaluating public health's best and most promising practices
  • Building a national network of performance improvement managers that share best practices for improving the public health system.
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