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The Continuum of Quality Improvement in Public Health

September 13, 2010

 

"The Continuum of Quality Improvement in Public Health,” co-authored by PHF quality improvement consultants John W. Moran, Grace Duffy, and Bill Riley, was published in the Quality Management Forum, a Peer-Reviewed Publication of the Quality Management Division of the American Society for Quality, in...

 

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Review, Refresh, and Revitalize: Your Pandemic Flu Plan for Fall 2009

September 13, 2010

 

​Quality improvement practices promote efficiency and effectiveness in strategically planning for and implementing programs that address public health problems. This white paper, written in July 2009 by Ron Bialek, John W. Moran, Kim McCoy, William Riley, and Lillian Shirley, provides crucial information...

 

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Rapid Cycle PDCA

September 13, 2010

 

​This white paper, written by Grace L. Duffy, John W. Moran, and William Riley, was published on pages 2-4 of the August 2009 edition of the Quality Texas Foundation Update. In it, the authors define and describe Rapid Cycle PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) as the act of applying the recurring sequence of PDCA...

 

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Modified Approach Promotes Lean Processes and Identifies Lean Wastes

September 13, 2010

 

“Modified Approach” presents the goal of a lean culture: “to build a better, faster, more efficient and streamlined process.” The article, written by quality improvement consultants Grace Duffy and John W. Moran and published in the August 2010 edition of Six Sigma Forum Magazine, shows work flow processes...

 

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The Mid-State Health Center Quality Improvement Case Study

September 13, 2010

 

The Mid-State Health Center Quality Improvement Case Study by Sharon Beaty and John W. Moran shows how QI tools and techniques can be applied in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look-a-Like. The two quality improvement projects highlighted in this case study are obtaining a behavioral health...

 

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Utilizing the Advanced Tools of Quality Improvement to Leverage the Power and Reach of Public Health

September 13, 2010

 

Ron Bialek, John W. Moran, and Louise Kent, Planning Administrator for the Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department, conducted an interactive workshop for 100 participants on “Utilizing the Advanced Tools of Quality Improvement to Leverage the Power and Reach of Public Health” at the...

 

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The ABCs of PDCA

September 10, 2010

 

The ABCs of PDCA, written by Grace Gorenflo and John W. Moran in April 2010, is an introduction to quality improvement (QI) through the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle (PDCA). This QI tool maps a process to help improve processes and eliminate inefficiencies in health departments. The article demonstrates the...

 

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The Public Health Quality Improvement Handbook

July 20, 2010

 

Little in the current world is simple. Nothing comes in a box for us to add water and stir. There are those, however, who have been successful and who are willing to share their success. The messages in The Public Health Quality Improvement Handbook are from leaders, physicians, practitioners, academics,...

 

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