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Lead States in Public Health Quality Improvement is the third phase of the Multi-State Learning Collaborative. The program, which builds off the momentum of two previous MLC initiatives, brings state and local health departments together with other stakeholders including public health institutes, health care providers and universities to improve public health services and the health of their community by implementing quality improvement practices. Each of the 16 participating states has been awarded a three-year grant of up to $150,000 per year to implement projects that will help address specific health outcomes like decreasing the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases or reducing the burden of illness due to tobacco or alcohol usage. Additionally, states will address how they deliver public health services such as how they ensure customer satisfaction with services or collect and use health data. For more information go to: www.nnphi.org/mlc.
Indiana became an MLC participant in 2008 with a focus on bringing both the state and local health departments into accreditation and quality improvement awareness and education.
Kristin Adams, PhD, CHES, Director of the Office of Public Health Performance Management, Indiana State Department of Health
Kristin A. Adams is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and a formerly licensed health education teacher. She participates in many health education organizations and is currently on the Board of the American School Health Association. Prior to joining the Indiana State Department of Health, she worked for a non-profit organization as Research Associate where she managed over $4 million in grants in health related evaluations and related projects. Kristin has taught numerous health education courses at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Indiana State University. She holds a BS and MA in School Health Education from Indiana State University, and Ph.D. in Health Education from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Kayleigh Dye, Workforce Development Coordinator
Kayleigh E. Dye is licensed physical education and health education teacher. She serves as a member of the American Alliance for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance and several other local health and physical education organizations that focus on the health and well being of the citizens of Indianapolis. Kayleigh is a recent graduate from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and received a BS in Physical Education/Health Education/Teacher Education. While attending IUPUI, she held several leadership positions in the physical education and health education department including President of the Physical Education Student Organization and Sergeant of Arms in the IUPUI Chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa. Along with leadership positions Kayleigh also mentored incoming freshman through orientation services which served over 5000 new incoming students throughout the summer and academic school year. Kayleigh plans on returning to school to begin a Master’s in Public Health with a focus in Health Policy Management and Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Helen Schwartzel, Administrative Assistant