Quality Improvement

Quality Improvement

ASTHO supports states' quality improvement efforts through resources and technical assistance.

National Demonstration Initiative on QI Practices in State Public Health

ASTHO, with support provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a National Demonstration Initiative on Quality Improvement (QI) Practices in State Public Health Programs. Five state health agencies have been selected to participate in the initiative based on a competitive Request for Application announced in December 2011. The five states are Arizona, Connecticut, Maryland, Minnesota, and Oregon. Each of these agencies will receive up to $100,000 in funding as well as QI and subject-matter consultation over the next 18 months. The purpose of the National Demonstration Project is to increase state readiness for accreditation, demonstrate the value of accreditation/QI, improve integration of services among state public health programs, and use standard methodology to manage budgets in difficult times. For further information on this initiative please contact Denise Pavletic.

National Quality and Performance Resources

American Society for Quality: Data Collection and Analysis Tools
A compendium of tools for quality improvement data and analysis

Baldrige National Quality Program
The Baldrige’s Getting Started guide provides a starting point for an agency to gauge performance in seven key areas; the results can help determine what performance improvement activities to undertakmore »

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) hosts a Quality and Patient Safety page that includes several resources and tools for quality improvement.

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