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Healthcare Quality Week

Data Collection & Quality Improvement

While changes are at the heart of quality improvement (QI), using data at every phase of a QI initiative helps inform the progress and outcomes of the work. The information is both a catalyst for change and a result of testing new strategies, making it a crucial element that can’t be ignored at any point. Data collected to understand improvement shows progress over time and serves as a barometer that allows teams to understand which change ideas are beneficial and which need refinement to reach the intended outcomes.

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Quality Improvement Courses for Professionals

Healthcare providers, community organizations, hospital systems, government agencies and all other stakeholders in children’s health can use QI to address current challenges in serving their communities. To help future change agents develop and implement successful strategies, NICHQ has developed Quality Improvement 101, a digital course that explains the fundamentals of improvement. 

  1. Quality Improvement 101: The fundamentals of change that lead to quality improvement
  2. Quality Improvement 102: The next step in understanding how change leads to improvement. 

Addressing Racial Equity

In the U.S., the gap in health outcomes between non-Hispanic black and non-Hispanic white children continues to widen, with children of color more frequently suffering from chronic and preventable health conditions. Without both a health and racial equity lens, organizations risk driving ineffective change by not first taking into consideration the structural factors influencing children’s health. 

Read more about Using Quality Improvement to Address Racial Equity

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