The Office of Assessment, Planning & Improvement (OAPI) provides services to community organizations, local health departments and tribal agencies to improve community health. We specialize in community health assessment, community health planning, quality improvement and program evaluation through technical assistance, consulting, training, and both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis services.

We also provide assistance to local health jurisdictions and tribal agencies in Washington State through the Public Health Performance Management Center for Excellence. Services include technical assistance on performance management issues, training on quality improvement concepts and methods, consultation on project and program quality improvement efforts, and preparation for national public health accreditation. Contact Wanda Williams at (253) 719-3680 or for more information about the Center for Excellence services.

Available Services

  • Program evaluation
  • Community assessments
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Program planning and needs assessments
  • Quality improvement and performance management
  • Survey design
  • Data collection processes and systems
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS) analysis and mapping
  • Data presentations

See our brochure for details

Training and Other Resources

Free webinars and trainings by OAPI staff
Examples of training include:
  • Quality improvement tools and methods
  • Performance management
  • Preparation for public health accreditation
  • Program evaluation approaches and methods
Data Services and Reports
Examples of reports and data topics include:
  • Pregnancy risk factors and birth outcomes
  • Health behaviors of adults and youth
  • Cancer risk factors and rates of disease
  • Population statistics
  • Sexually transmitted diseases and HIV
  • Chronic diseases
  • Access to health care and uninsured rates
  • Poverty, education and income data
  • Life expectancy, years of healthy life and death data 
Expanded services available at competitive rates.

Contact us to discuss your needs:

Office of Assessment, Planning & Improvement
3629 South D Street
Tacoma, WA 98418-6813
Phone: (253)798-7668
Fax: (253)798-2947