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Designing and Implementing a QI Plan

Related Categories: National Public Health Performance Standards Program, Quality Improvement


On April 17, 2012, the National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP)  hosted an Agency & Systems Improvement Webinar: Designing and Implementing a QI PlanJack Moran, Senior Quality Advisor to the Public Health Foundation (PHF) teaches about a quality improvement (QI) plan by addressing the following:
• Why should a public health department build a Quality Plan?
• What should it include?
• Who should be involved in developing the plan?
• How will this help us in our accreditation activities?

During the webinar, two public health professionals who recently joined the PHF consulting team because of their extensive QI experience, shared their experiences in developing a QI plan: Erin Barkema, Public Health Advisor at the Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Communication and Planning and Sonja Armbruster, Community Health Assessment Coordinator at the Sedgwick County Health Department in Kansas. Click through the slides below. 


Sonja Armbruster has also written a white paper in conjunction with Jack Moran about how Sedgwick County has developed and implemented a QI plan. Review the white paper on Developing a Health Department Quality Improvement Plan to learn more about writing a QI plan for your organization and to see examples from Sedgwick County’s plan.
A QI plan is a vital component of preparing to meet Domain 9 standards for public health accreditation. Standard 9.2 states an agency must provide documentation of a written QI plan. To learn more about preparing for accreditation, visit PHF’s Accreditation Preparation page.
To view an archive of this webinar, register for the course on TRAIN (Course ID: 1033026) or visit the National Network of Public Health Institutes website. Visit the NPHPSP Program page to learn more about the NPHPSP and related resources.


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