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Presented by the Community Health Training Institute
Topics: Use of quality improvement strategies to develop and advance coalitions to improve health; the application of the Model for Improvement and its method Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles to community health initiatives; and sustaining collaborative initiatives using QI.
Presenter: Karen Errichetti, Senior Research Scientist, Health Resources in Action
Description: Effective coalitions often use quality improvement strategies to build their initiatives, implement their ideas, evaluate their success, and continuously improve their work. The Model for Improvement and its Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) methodology offers coalitions an approach to organize multi-sector efforts focused around a specific aim, to develop interventions to meet that aim, and to test those interventions through multiple rapid cycle changes. This webinar will introduce the Model for Improvement, demonstrate how to plan and implement PDSAs, share specific examples of collaborative efforts using QI tools, and demonstrate how coalitions can use QI data to jumpstart improvement efforts.
Audience: Coalition leaders, individuals, and partners who want to work effectively and collaboratively towards community health goals.
Learning Objectives: Participants completing the webinar will be able to:
1. Define quality improvement in the context of multi-sector initiatives
2. Name the elements of the Model for Improvement and its method, the PDSA cycle.
3. Identify core concepts in QI to organize a collaborative effort.
4. Describe how to use QI data to assess improvement over time.
5. Describe strategies for sustaining coalitions engaged in long-term QI efforts.
This webinar addresses the following MA DPH coalition guidelines:
‚Ä¢ Consistency with MA DPH‚Äôs goals and priorities
‚Ä¢ Effective utilization of data to inform goal and activity selection, implementation, and evaluation