It is essential for health departments to use QI tools to fulfill their missions, apply for accreditation, improve the health of their communities, and become more efficient and effective. To support these efforts, Public Health Foundation (PHF) is excited to announce the release of a new quality improvement resource, the Public Health Quality Improvement Encyclopedia
This comprehensive encyclopedia includes 75 QI tools and an extensive glossary.
In this resource, PHF Senior Quality Advisor John W. Moran
and PHF Quality Improvement Expert Grace L. Duffy
define the purpose of each tool and provide guidance on when and how they should be used. They also explain what should be done after implementing each tool and provide examples specific to public health settings. This encyclopedia includes basic and advanced QI tools—many that aren't available elsewhere in print including:
Continuum of Quality
- Stakeholder Analysis, and
- SWOT Analysis
This resource is published by Public Health Foundation.
Since this book was published, PHF QI Experts have continued to develop resources to expand the library of QI tools available to support the work of health departments and their community partners. While we have not yet printed a second edition or a second volume of tools, we are offering these new tools online to supplement the 2012 Encyclopedia
. We hope these new tools are valuable additions to your QI practice.
Already using Quality Improvement tools? Tell us how you have incorporated them in your community or workplace by leaving us a comment.