Quality Improvement Quick Guide Tutorial


This training is provided by Public Health Foundation and will require a secondary registration.

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Description: The Public Health Foundation (PHF) launched the Quality Improvement (QI) Quick Guide for public health practitioners online in August 2010. The QI Quick Guide addresses a need identified by public health practitioners for assistance in determining which resources to use as they pursue QI initiatives. The QI Quick Guide consists of a free web-based QI Tutorial and User Guide, which provide a gateway to hundreds of resources linked from PHF’s Online Resource Centers — the Public Health Improvement Resource Center and the National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP) Online Resource Center. The QI Tutorial introduces basic QI concepts and walks through a Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) problem-solving model using a real-world case example. The learning objectives of the QI Tutorial are to identify QI tools in PHF's online resource centers and list the main problem solving steps of PDCA cycle. It will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete the QI Tutorial and 10 minutes to complete the QI User Guide.

Competencies Addressed:
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals *Council on Linkages between Academia and Public Health Practice
• 2A8. Identify mechanisms to monitor quality
• 2A10. Apply quality improvement strategies
• 2B7. Develop implementation plans
• 2B9. Develop mechanisms to monitor program quality
• 2B11. Develop continuous quality improvement strategies

Course Duration: 0.5 Hours
Immunization Strategies: Using the Evidence and What Works to Improve Practice will increase your knowledge of evidence-based immunization strategies to increase vaccine rates and prevent vaccine-preventable diseases.

What are the objectives of the program?
After viewing the program, you will be able to:
• Describe how a local health department uses The Task Force's findings in the Community Guide to save resources and improve health outcomes.
• Describe the challenges to improving immunization rates in a community setting.
• Identify three evidence-based strategies to increase immunizations.
• Describe how quality improvement techniques apply to community immunization practices.

Who benefits from the program?
State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial (STLT) Health Department staff, health care professionals, and community health workers that want to receive training on evidence-based strategies and quality improvement techniques.