The 18th Open Forum for Quality Improvement and Innovation has been postponed.
The content below will be updated when new dates are announced.
The 18th Open Forum for Quality Improvement and Innovation (Open Forum) will be held March 26-27, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. This year, the Open Forum turns 18; in addition to great content and sessions, conference organizers are looking to attendees to help plan the future of the meeting.
About the Open Forum:
The Open Forum, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a place where attendees will learn all about the most interesting and emerging content from their peers around a wide variety of topics in performance improvement and innovation in public health. The Open Forum offers two learning tracks:
- Performance Improvement
- Public Health Innovation
Public Health Foundation (PHF) experts and staff will be on-site to lead sessions at the 18th
Open Forum. Sessions include:
Using QI Tools to Foster Innovation
Are you looking for new ways to engage your QI teams beyond the basic force field diagram, flow charts, cause and effect diagrams, and 5 why's? This interactive workshop will offer practice with quality improvement tools that help foster new ideas and approaches to current practice that will improve processes, outcomes and customer experiences. Participants will leave ready to re-engage teams in creative thinking and will practice at least three beyond-the-basics QI tools to energize teams and support QI.
Building Performance Improvement Skills to Support Public Health
Performance improvement (PI) professionals play key roles within their health departments in quality improvement, performance management, workforce development, accreditation readiness, and community health assessment and improvement planning. This session will introduce the Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health
(PI Competencies), designed specifically for PI professionals, and explore strategies and resources to support implementation of these competencies to enhance workforce development opportunities for PI professionals. Participants will engage in identifying high priority areas for workforce development for PI professionals and in discussion to share ideas, strategies, and resources for ensuring a skilled PI workforce.