Quality Improvement 102
The next step in understanding how change leads to improvement.
Building on Quality Improvement 101, this interactive course provides further insight into the quality improvement best practices needed to create effective change. The course reviews the concepts covered in QI 101, and then gives direction on how to test improvement ideas and increase their impact and effectiveness. Lessons and exercises provide examples of best practices and offer direction on moving from one PDSA cycle to another. The course is the next step in gaining the knowledge to create a real culture of change that fosters improvement for all.
This course is best taken on a computer. Some functionality may be limited on mobile devices.
Publish Date: 2017
Make Perinatal Regionalization Work for Your State
Perinatal regionalization can improve health outcomes for mothers and babies, creating a stronger system of care. But communication and process barriers can get in the way. Here, Dr. Christopher Glantz, MD, MPH, provides strategies for developing a regionalization system that empowers affiliate hospitals as true partners in collaboration.
Keeping Families Together Improves Children’s Health Outcomes, from Borders to Communities
Thousands of children were recently separated from their families on the Texas border. Too many children have undergone the trauma of preventable family separation, which cannot be undone. NICHQ's new Chief Health Officer, Elizabeth Coté, MD, MPA, has witnessed the devastating effects of caregiver-child separation in communities across the country and across the world. In this article, she speaks up about the harm of that separation and urges us to remain vigilant about keeping families together.
Case Study: Engagement of Title V, Healthy Start and Families to Increase New Mother Wellness in NJ
A new issue brief, co-authored by AMCHP and NICHQ, explores how New Jersey engaged mothers in its efforts to improve postpartum visit rates as a strategy to increase new mother wellness.
Building Resiliency in Teen Moms Can Improve Breastfeeding and Save Babies
Less than one in five adolescent mothers exclusively breastfeeds their babies for the recommended six months. This means that, with the right supports, over 80 percent more teen moms and their babies can gain proven health benefits, including a reduced risk of sudden infant death syndrome. Here, Lori Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH, highlights strategies that uniquely empower teen mothers to breastfeed their babies.
Empowering Parents to Improve Early Childhood Systems
We know first-hand that parent partners can make a big difference in improving children's health outcomes. Here, we’re highlighting one parent partner's story and providing strategies for states interested in putting parent support and parent-partnerships at the forefront of their early childhood improvement efforts.
Recruiting Physician Champions for Improvement Projects
Having a physician champion on board can be an important benefit for clinically-based improvement teams. The physician champion plays a crucial role when it comes time to make the case for other physicians to support an improvement idea. Here are three tips for successful recruitment.