Resources

Quality Improvement 101

This interactive course teaches the fundamentals of quality improvement (QI) and how to use this methodology to create effective, beneficial change. Lessons and exercises go over important elements such as the Model for Improvement, Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles, implementation and spread.

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Introduction to Using Control Charts

A control chart is a statistical tool that can help users identify variation and use that knowledge to inform the development of changes for improvement. In this Introduction to Control Charts, learn about the purpose, components and how to interpret control charts to guide your improvement work.

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Collaborative Action Now to Defeat Obesity (CAN DO) Playbook

The Collaborative Action Now to Defeat Obesity (CAN DO) Playbook helps primary care, public health and community leaders work together at a local level to defeat obesity. Through interactive exercises, the CAN DO Playbook teaches proven, field-tested improvement strategies for the many settings that influence health, including schools, clinics, hospitals and communities. 

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Improving Follow-Up After Newborn Hearing Screening

This action kit is designed to reduce loss to follow-up for newborns after their initial hearing screening. The kit offers solutions for engaging families and enrolling newborns in early intervention services. The ideas can help audiologists and EHDI offices improve outcomes for infants with hearing loss.

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Improving Systems: Changing Futures

In the Spread of Quality Improvement for Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs: An integrated Systems Strategy for Building the Title V Infrastructure project, NICHQ was tasked with improving the health and well being of children and youth with special healthcare needs and their families through building the capacity of state Title V programs to create and sustain effective community-based systems of care for this population. This report documents NICHQ's learnings and impact.

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Sickle Cell Pain in the Emergency Department: A Guide to Improving Care

This implementation guide was developed for healthcare providers who care for individuals with sickle cell disease in hematology programs and acute care settings such as the emergency departments and day hospitals. It provides insights and lessons learned from multidisciplinary teams across the country that have succeeded in improving the management of pain episodes in emergency departments or day hospitals for both pediatric and adult patients.

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Building Healthier Communities

This report presents eight stories about healthcare professionals who used their voices to advocate for policy changes designed to improve the health of children and families.

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5 Strategies for Engaging Extended Partners

Partnerships are at the heart of improvement initiatives. In these five short videos, leadership expert Gwen Webber-McLeod, president and CEO of Gwen Inc., helps you learn how to research potential partners and confirm mission alignment, ensure accountability while celebrating successes, and preserve your partners' energy. 

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