Common Ground: Transforming Public Health Information Systems

The Foundation's program, Common Ground: Transforming Public Health Information Systems, was designed as collaborative processes among state and local public health departments to advance the use of information systems to support two different programmatic areas--preparedness and chronic disease.The Louisiana Public Health Institute, on behalf of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, will work closely with government, academia and others to advance the health and well being of Louisiana residents. Chronic diseases represent the highest disease burden, and solutions must include support from robust health information systems. This grant supports the grantee in seeking to increase the capacity of staff to understand and apply business process analysis and requirements development, with an operational plan for an integrated health information system as a primary outcome. The process will foster measurable improvements in workflows and other business processes and enable systems level changes. They will employ a wide range of diffusion strategies to target key agency staff with training opportunities and tools required to implement systems improvements.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $599,944.00

Awarded on: 11/3/2006

Time frame: 12/1/2006 - 11/30/2009

Grant Number: 59776


Louisiana Public Health Institute

1515 Poydras Street, Suite 1200
New Orleans, 70112-3723


Maria Ludwick
Project Director