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
Addressing Black Maternal Mortality Rates Starts with Listening to Black Women
In New York State (NYS), Black women are more than three times as likely to die from pregnancy or giving birth as white women. This disparity has persisted alongside the U.S.’s rising maternal mortality rate, which has doubled in the past 15 years. Recognizing the urgent need for change both within their state and across the nation, NYS launched an initiative to engage women of color in identifying sustainable solutions for improvement.
NICHQ Employee Spotlight: Rachel Leibowitz
Each month, we’re shining a spotlight on a NICHQ employee, asking them to share their memories, advice, and goals. Here, Accounts Payable Coordinator Rachel Leibowitz shares how her experience in non-profit finance has helped revamp NICHQ’s financial systems and support NICHQ employees' work to improve children's health outcomes.
Using an Equity Lens to Reduce Maternal Mortality in Louisiana
Louisiana has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the country. And troublingly, Black women are dying from pregnancy-related deaths at over four times the rate of white women. According to a recent report, more than half of these deaths could have been prevented by making a system change, either at the patient, community, or hospital level. These findings illustrate the enormous potential that quality improvement initiatives have for reducing maternal mortality in Louisiana and eliminating the Black-white disparity in maternal deaths.. Here, the Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative shares seven opportunities for improvement.
The Impact of Rare Disease
Every American with a rare disease has a story. We invited patients and families to share their stories to help more people learn why rare diseases deserve our attention.
Authentic Family Partnership in Health Care Improvement: What Does it Take?
NICHQ Board of Directors Member, Cara Coleman, JD, MPH, shares advice on how health care providers and improvement teams can develop stronger partnership with families, strengthen systems of care, and improve health outcomes for the children they serve.
An Opportunity to Improve Developmental Health Outcomes for Children in Foster Care
Young children in foster care often experience developmental health concerns and delays, which builds a foundation for continued adverse outcomes later in life. When families reunite after foster care, parents have a vital opportunity to promote their children’s developmental health and ultimately improve their life-long health outcomes. Learn about New Jersey's plan for improvement.