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Solvability and Control Matrix


The Solvability and Control Matrix is a tool that presents a guided process to explore and assess process problems, in order to determine what can be easily solved, and which problems might rise to the level of a QI project. When struggling with a process problem, program staff can determine next steps by exploring the solvability and control of the problem. Developed by Public Health Foundation (PHF) Senior Quality Advisor Jack Moran and Performance Improvement Specialist Julie Sharp, the Solvability and Control Matrix can be useful for performance improvement professionals in guiding program staff toward increased use of QI.
If you have questions about how to use the Solvability and Control Matrix tool, please contact Vanessa Lamers at (202)218-4412 or
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This tool is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number, 5NU38OT000211, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.


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