Contract Template Update and Contracting Process


Impact Statement: 
In order to simplify and standardize its formal contracts (numbering over 200) with the seven local health districts in Idaho, which led to great frustration and wasted time by both local and state staff in processing multiple different forms for contracts, the Idaho Division of Public Health used QI to develop a standardized, shared template, resulting in reduced time to develop and complete contracts. As a result of this success, they are taking on additional QI projects on contract monitoring, fiscal reporting and other related administrative operations.

The Idaho Division of Public Health within the state Department of Health and Welfare has contracts with seven local public health districts to provide a variety of services. The contracts did not contain a standard language or structure. The Idaho Division of Public Health created a standardized contract template for all programs that resulted in a more efficient contracting process.

Organization that conducted the QI initiative: 
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Public Health

Ward, D. Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange. Contract Template Update and Contracting Process. Fri, 09/11/2015 - 14:08. Available at Accessed August 15, 2018.

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Submitted by Ahart13 on

Hello Mr. Ward:

Would you mind sharing a blank example of your contract template that you used with me?



Alexandria Hart-Smith

Oklahoma State Department of Health



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