Staged Development Tool
NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTES ACHIEVING THEIR NEXT LEVEL
NPHIs often stuggle with defining the most critical next steps for improving capacity both to carry out core public health functions and to ensure effective and efficient internal operations. The SDT uses maturity models to help the NPHI assess its current stage and develop a road map for achieveing the desired stage.
What Happens Next
CDC and IANPHI are in the process of identifying countries to pilot the tool and train staff, as well as partners to facilitate the SDT process in selected countries. Pilots will begin in 2016.
- CDC and IANPHI are in the process of making the tool public on CDC and IANPHI websites
Where We Use the SDT
GUINEA-BISSAU: used to assess capacity and prioritize identified gaps at the Instituto Nacional de Saúde Pública (INASA)
MOZAMBIQUE: used as part of Data-to-Action training RWANDA: used as prompts during informal discussions
SOMAILA: used as a basis for a robust discussion about leadership, management, and internal communications
SOUTH AFRICA: used as prompts during informal discussions
TOGO: used to assess capacity and prioritize identified gaps at the Institut National d'Hygiène (INH)
The Staged Development Tool (SDT) was created through a collaboration between U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC) and the International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) with the assistance of a consultative group of national public health institute (NPHI) leaders from around the world.
SDT Consultative Group
Dr. Placido Cardoso, Guinea Bissau National Institute of Public Health
Courtenay Dusenbury, IANPHI U.S. Office
Dr. Mohamed Guled Farah, Somalia National Institute of Health
Dr. Frode Forland, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Dr. Anthony Kessel, Dr. Mark Salter, Public Health England
Dr. Mohamed Rhajaoui, Morocco National Institute of Hygiene
Dr. Felix Rosenberg, FIOCRUZ Brazil
Anne Catherine Viso, Dr. Jean Claude Desenclos, Dr. Bertrand Xerri, Dorianne Fuchs, French Public Health Agency