In this peer-reviewed journal article entitled "Deciphering the Imperative: Translating Public Health Quality Improvement into Organizational Performance Management Gains," Public Health Foundation (PHF) experts Les Beitsch and Jack Moran, and Tulane University public health professor Valerie Yeager, describe the logical connection between quality improvement practices and broader organizational performance management. With the launching of the national public health accreditation program, the momentum has accelerated around adoption of quality improvement (QI) within health departments. Approaches to QI reinforce customer focus; streamlined, value-added processes; and strategic alignment and are structured to steer QI efforts toward organizational priorities, ensuring that QI complements performance management (PM). High-performing health departments harness the synergy of QI and PM, providing powerful tools to achieve public health strategic imperatives.
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