Responsibilities of the Office
The Office of Performance Improvement and Health Equity (OPIHE) has four key focus areas:
- Performance Management and Quality Improvement
- Workforce Development
- Accreditation Readiness and Coordination
- Health Equity
The OPIHE serves the public health division in developing and advancing staff and organizational capabilities in each of the focus areas. The OPIHE also coordinates and supports key division planning activities such as the state health assessment and improvement planning efforts, and organizational strategic planning.
Through performance and quality improvement, and health equity principles, OPIHE aims to support the division in carrying out the 10 Essential Public Health Services toward our mission of promoting and protecting health and preventing disease and injury in Wyoming.
State Health Assessment and Improvement Planning
This office works in partnership with a variety of stakeholders and community members to conduct state health assessment and improvement planning.
Performance Management & Quality Improvement
This office develops, maintains, and improves the Division’s infrastructure and capabilities to carry out performance management and quality improvement.
This office is responsible for coordinating the Division’s accreditation readiness efforts. The Division is working toward becoming an accredited agency through the Public Health Accreditation Board. The mission of the voluntary national accreditation program is to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and transforming the quality and performance of governmental public health.
As part of the Division’s efforts to prepare for accreditation, this office has been working with partners on state health improvement and planning efforts.
This office supports the Division’s workforce development efforts. Our workforce development workgroup works to equip and prepare staff to deliver the 10 essential public health services.
We believe that all people deserve the opportunity to be as healthy as possible. This office works across the Division to advance and promote health equity in our programs and services.