Performance management (PM) is the systematic process of using data to make decisions. Data is used to measure, monitor, and communicate progress toward intended outcomes. Quality improvement (QI) tools are used to overcome barriers to progress.
IDPH is transitioning to a new PM system, which is comprised of three key elements.
- The Results-Based Accountability™ framework helps teams identify their customers and answer three important questions about their performance: How much did we do? How well did we do it? Is anyone better off?
- Collecting, analyzing, and publishing performance data means teams will have the information they need to make good decisions. It also allows interested parties to see and understand a team’s work.
- Quarterly PM workshops create the time, space, intention, and process needed for this work. Facilitated discussions help teams develop strategies for improvement, identify QI opportunities, and discover areas of collaboration.
In the space below, teams are organized by the strategic focus area of their work then by their division, bureau, or office. Click on a hyperlinked team name to see visualizations of that team’s performance measures as well as important context to better understand each measure.
New teams, measures, and context are added to this page frequently.
Assure Access to Quality Health Services
Bureau of Family Health (web page)
Child Care Nurse Consultant
Bureau of Health Statistics (web page)
Bureau of Policy and Workforce Services (web page)
Certificate of Need
Volunteer Health Care Provider Program
Bureau of Professional Licensure (web page)
Board Executives and Support Staff
Office of State Medical Examiner (web page)
Improve and Support Public Health Performance
Bureau of Public Health Performance (web page)
Public Health Modernization and Accreditation
Strategic Plan, Healthy Iowans, and Community Health Needs Assessment & Health Improvement Planning
Prevent Epidemics and the Spread of Disease
Please note: Teams directly involved in the department's COVID-19 pandemic response have not yet joined the new performance management system. For data on the department's pandemic response, visit https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/.
Bureau of HIV, STD, and Hepatitis (web page)
Ryan White Part B
Prevent Injuries and Violence
Office of Disability, Injury & Violence Prevention (web page)
Promote Healthy Living
Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (web page)
Breast and Cervical Cancer
Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity (web page)
Women, Infants, and Children: Food Delivery Team
Women, Infants, and Children: Integrity Team
Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems (web page)
Bureau of Substance Abuse (web page)
Substance Abuse Treatment
Protect Against Environmental Hazards
Teams will be added under this strategic focus area soon!
For more information:
Robert Stewart, Performance Management Coordinator
Lucas State Office Building
321 E 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075