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Diagnostic Force Field Analysis

Overview

By understanding and analyzing the driving (positive) forces and restraining (negative) forces on the road to a desired improvement, this tool expands the usefulness of a Force Field Analysis. The Diagnostic Force Field Analysis enables members of an improvement team to capture their collective knowledge of the current state, compare positive and negative forces, and reflect on root causes before developing solutions. By encouraging agreement on the strength of each positive and negative force, the tool helps a team prioritize improvement efforts. Developed by PHF quality improvement experts John W. Moran and Les Beitsch, this tool can be used in conjunction with AIM Statements, Force Field Analysis, and other tools for prioritization. The Diagnostic Force Field Analysis is a supplement to the Public Health Quality Improvement Encyclopedia. Click here to see the full tool.

About the Public Health Quality Improvement Encyclopedia
Diagnostic Force Field Analysis is one of many supplements to the 2012 Public Health Quality Improvement Encyclopedia, a practical guide to using 75 tools for quality improvement practitioners in public health organizations. The book was distributed to all state and local health departments, and may be purchased through PHF's Online Store.
 
Want to Use the Diagnostic Force Field Analysis in your Organization?
PHF offers a range of services to apply QI tools and techniques in our focus areas of QI, performance management, and workforce development. To learn more, contact Margie Beaudry at (202)218-4415 or mbeaudry@phf.org. You can also submit your information online.
 

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