TACOMA-PIERCE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Cindan Gizzi, MPH
Modinat Ogun, ASQ CSSBB, CMQ OE, LSSBB
Susan Pfeifer, RN, MN
SPOKANE REGIONAL HEALTH DISTRICT
Lyndia Wilson, MS
Adrian Dominguez, MS
We understand your challenges because we've been there.
THE PUBLIC HEALTH CENTERS FOR EXCELLENCE IS A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN TWO LEADERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH QUALITY AND INNOVATION: THE SPOKANE REGIONAL HEALTH DISTRICT AND THE TACOMA-PIERCE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT.
The Centers for Excellence provide consulting services to public and tribal health agencies on their journey to quality and accreditation. Originally formed as the "Washington State Public Health Performance Management Centers for Excellence", this group of public health experts was funded through the National Public Health Improvement and Infrastructure grant awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When grant funding ended in 2014, the demand for Centers consultation and assistance continued to grown among local health departments and tribal health agencies that needed:
Practical tips and training
"Real world" application of quality improvement and performance management in public health
Successful experience with PHAB accreditation preparation
The Centers for Excellence continue to provide these services through fee-for-service contracts, grant sub-contracts and other sponsored funding mechanisms.