A Short History of Performance Management in Public Health 1988-2011

I have been trying to understand how all the "parts and pieces" of performance management fit together.  So I put something together that covers the "high points" that have shaped the path as I see it.  

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Hello, Karl,


I was interested in reading your document but could not get it to "unzip". I was wondering if you would please send to bnickel@kdheks.gov ~ I know you've been involved in this work for years and would very much like to ready your "history".


Thank you!


Brenda Nickel

I updated the paper based upon some feedback.  I have had numerous requests for the document since most of you are government employees and your IT departments won't let you open zip files and this site zips them.  Also after deleting the document I can't post a new one.  So, please request the document.  Here is the table of contents. You can link to the core documents from this. 



A Short History of Performance Management in Public Health 1988-2010

Karl Milhon June 14, 2011  Table of Contents

Introduction. 2

1988 -Institute of Medicine publishes “The Future of Public Health” Core Public Health Functions http://www.iom.edu/Reports/1988/The-Future-of-Public-Health.aspx. 3

1993 – Government Performance Results Act (GPRA)  http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/mgmt-gpra/gplaw2m.. 3

1994 – Ten Essential Public Health Services http://www.cdc.gov/nphpsp/essentialServices.html 4

1997 – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Turning Point Program http://www.turningpointprogram.org/Pages/about.html 5

1998-2002 – National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP) http://www.cdc.gov/nphpsp/Instruments2002to2007.html 5

2001 - MAPP Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)/NACCHO and CDC http://www.naccho.org/topics/infrastructure/mapp/. 6

2002 – Institute of Medicine Report “The Future of the Public’s Health in the 21st Century” http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=10548. 6

2002 – Trust For America Created http://healthyamericans.org/. 7

2005 – NACCHO publishes its “Operational Definition of a Functional Local Health Department” http://www.naccho.org/topics/infrastructure/accreditation/OpDef.cfm  http://www.naccho.org/topics/infrastructure/accreditation/upload/Op... 7

2007 – Public Health Accreditation Board created http://www.rwjf.org/reports/npreports/accreditation.htm.. 8

2008 - National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI)/RWJF supported Multi-State Learning Collaboratives  http://nnphi.org/programs/mlc/about-mlc. 9

2009 – Public Health Foundation/American Society of Quality “Public Health Quality Improvement Handbook”   http://www.phf.org/resourcestools/Pages/PublicHealthQIHandbook.aspx. 9

2009-2010 – Quality Improvement in Public Health Defined: http://journals.lww.com/jphmp/Fulltext/2010/01000/Defining_Quality_.... 9

2010 CDC Office for State Tribal Local and Territorial Support http://www.cdc.gov/ostlts/about/DPHPI.html 10

2010 – Government Performance and Results Act of 2010 http://www.businessofgovernment.org/blog/business-government/gpra-m.... 11

2011 – Public Health Accreditation Board Releases Final Standards and Measures/National Accreditation for Public Health Entities begins  http://www.phaboard.org/. 12

The Future. 12

Crosswalks Across standards, functions, essential services accreditation. 14


I would like a copy of the paper (fine if zipped): achen@tpchd.org . thanks!
In the paper, I had commented on what PHAB was going to do about the QI domain.  At one point the rumor was the it might not be there in the final.  They found a solution apparently.  They acknowledged the wide variance in "capacity" (my term) regarding this core issue but kept it in.  I haven't reviewed it, but the PHAB board now has their "final" materials out there for those interested that might not have received the email announcing it.  http://www.phaboard.org/


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