Introduction to QI in Public Health


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Course Description
This course was developed by the California Department of Public Health's Office of Quality Performance and Accreditation in partnership with the Institute for Population Health Improvement at the UC Davis Health System. It is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Public Health Improvement Initiative.

This course will teach the basics of the quality improvement process and its importance to public health. It will take about 45 minutes, and after completing the course, you will be asked to take a brief survey. When you have completed the survey, you will be eligible to receive your certificate of completion.
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Target Audience
This course is designed for public health professionals.

Learning Objectives
Having completed this course the learner will be able to:

  1. Understand how quality improvement, or "QI", can help you become more efficient and effective at work in your day-to-day activities
  2. Describe key QI concepts
  3. Describe the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle, or "PDCA cycle"

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Professional/Disciplinary Competencies

Online Course/Self-study

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45 min.

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