Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Sign In
Advancing the public health workforce to achieve organizational excellence
Welcome to the Quality Improvement (QI) Quick Guide

With a contribution from the National Library of Medicine, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) developed a Quality Improvement (QI) Quick Guide for public health practitioners, which was launched in 2010. The QI Quick Guide consists of a Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Tutorial, a Quick Quiz, and tailored resources. The Quick Guide was revised and updated in 2017.


                                 PHF Color Logo.jpg                        NLM_LOGO.png



The learning objectives of this guide are to:

  • Assess your familiarity with QI
  • Identify your QI needs
  • Discover QI resources tailored to your knowledge and experience level
  • Find QI resources geared towards improving public health practice
Getting Started Tips
  • It will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete the PDCA Tutorial and 15 minutes to review the Quick Quiz and tailored resources
  • You may begin at any page to access QI resources geared toward improving public health practice
  • You can find additional related resources from PHF and dozens of other organizations and agencies in the Public Health Improvement Resource Center
  • The Quick Guide is also available on TRAIN as Course 1030628 for those interested in keeping a record of completion in their TRAIN transcripts. 

 PDCA Tutorial >


Welcome to the Quality Improvement (QI) Quick Guide