Browse by Key Category

Select a key category below to view the QI Initiatives that have are a part of that category.

QI Method/Approach

Kaizen (38)
Adaptive Promising Practice (1)
Lean/Six Sigma (28)
PDCA/PDSA Cycle (Plan, Do, Check/Study, Act) (181)
Model for Improvement (27)
Business Process Analysis (4)
Rapid Cycle Improvement (35)
SDCA Cycle (Standardize-Do-Check-Act) (1)
Nominal Group Technique (6)
Total Quality Management (1)

QI Tools

Histogram (8)
Check Sheet (16)
Force-Field Analysis (13)
Pareto Chart (24)
Control Chart (7)
Multi- Voting Technique (18)
Fishbone Diagram (110)
Brainstorming (142)
Interrelationship digraph (6)
Root cause analysis (80)
Flow chart (91)
Five whys (65)
PDPC (Process Decision Program Chart) (3)
Cause and Effect Diagrams (58)
Process maps (95)
Prioritization Matrix (51)
No specific QI Tool (1)
Surveys (84)
Run Chart (22)
Radar Chart (6)
SMART Chart (3)
Control & Influence Plots (5)
Affinity Diagram (48)
SWOT (Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats)Analysis (9)
Tree Diagram (4)

Project Timeframe

Between 18-24 months (16)
Less than 6 months (44)
Between 12-18 months (16)
Between 6-12 months (107)
Greater than 24 months (13)

Organization Type

Local Health Department, Multi-City (1)
Local Health Department, City-County (16)
Local Health Department, City/Town (10)
State Health Department (30)
Local Health Department, County (96)
Local Health Department, Multi-County (14)
Tribal Health Department (2)
Public Health Institute (3)
Local Health Department (30)

Population Size

1,000,000 + (36)
500,000 to 999,999 (22)
25,000 to 49,999 (25)
Less than 24,499 (10)
50,000 to 99,999 (20)
100,000 to 249,999 (48)
250,000 to 499,999 (32)

Screening for diseases/conditions

Tuberculosis (2)
HIV/AIDS (5)
Cancer (1)
Blood lead (1)
Other STDs (7)

Organizational Level of QI Implementation

4-6 Initiatives (64)
7-10 Initiatives (28)
More than 20 Initiatives (3)
1-3 Initiatives (84)
11-20 Initiatives (18)
None (4)

Immunization

Childhood Immunizations- vaccine order management and inventory distribution (2)
Childhood Immunizations- administration of vaccine to population (14)
International travel immunizations- vaccine order management and inventory distribution (2)
International travel immunizations- administration of vaccine to population (2)
Adult Immunizations- vaccine order management and inventory distribution (2)
Adult Immunizations- administration of vaccine to population (7)

Disease Treatment Services

Tuberculosis (3)
Asthma (2)
Coronary heart disease (1)
Diabetes (3)
Other cancers (1)
High blood pressure (3)
HIV/AIDS (5)
Other STDs (5)

Administration

Infrastructure (7)
Performance Management (14)
Accounting (4)
Data collection and management/Information Technology (25)
Agreements/MOUs/MOAs/Contracts (2)
Procurement (2)
Public Health Policy and Health reform (1)
Purchasing (5)
Research (3)
Human Resources (5)
Department management (6)
Contracting (2)
Innovation (2)
Communications (21)
Policies / internal procedures and processes (43)
Capacity Development (14)
Media Production (3)
Quality Improvement and Accreditation Readiness (34)
Parking (1)
Customer Service/satisfaction (36)
Workforce development (16)
Financial management (11)
Accreditation (5)
Organizational effectiveness (39)
General security (1)

Data collection, Epidemiology and Surveillance

Reportable diseases (10)
Cancer incidence (1)
Communicable/infection diseases (16)
Injury (3)
Vital statistics (6)
Morbidity data (3)
Foodborne illness (5)
Behavioral risk factors (2)
Uninsured, outreach and enrollment for medical insurance (2)
Environmental health (23)
Chronic diseases (3)
Maternal and child health (13)

Level of QI Activity

Formal QI in Specific Areas (81)
QI Community (7)
Informal QI (43)
QI Culture (26)
Formal Agency Wide QI (45)

Maternal and Child Health Services

Prenatal care (15)
Early intervention services for children (6)
Comprehensive school health clinical services (1)
Child nutrition (daycare providers) (1)
Non-WIC nutrition assessment and counseling (1)
School health services (non-clinical) (2)
Obstetrical care (2)
Comprehensive primary care clinics for children (2)
Children with special health care needs (4)
MCH home visits (9)
WIC (17)
Family planning (6)

Other Environmental Health Services

Private water supply safety (3)
Public water supply safety (2)
Surface water protection (2)
Vector control (4)
Groundwater protection (1)
Collection of unused pharmaceuticals (1)
Disaster/Emergency Preparedness (3)
Food borne illness investigation (5)
Hazardous waste disposal (2)
Animal control (4)
Environmental epidemiology (3)
Indoor air quality (3)
Poison control (1)
Food safety education (9)
Nuisance complaints (1)
Mosquito control (1)
Outdoor air quality regulations (1)

Other Health Services provided to individuals

Home health care (1)
Pharmacy (1)
Oral Health (1)
Rural health (1)
Child protection services/medical evaluation (1)
Mental/behavioral health services (1)
Substance abuse education and prevention services (1)
Substance abuse treatment services (1)

Other Public Health Services

School-based clinics (1)
School health (2)
Collaboration / resource sharing (10)
Vital records (4)
Medical examiner’s office (1)
Access to care (27)
Animal control (3)
Outreach and enrollment for medical insurance (include Medicaid) (2)
Laboratory services (3)

Population-based Primary Prevention

Asthma (2)
Tobacco (8)
Diabetes (1)
Hypertension (1)
Sexually transmitted disease counseling (4)
Nutrition (6)
Substance abuse (1)
Physical activity (4)
HIV (1)
Chronic disease programs (3)
Sex education (1)
Unintended pregnancy (3)
Injury (2)

Professional licensure

Nurses (any level) (4)
Physicians (1)

Registry maintenance

Cancer (1)
Childhood Immunization (6)

State/Territory laboratory services

Blood lead screening (1)
Newborn screening (1)
Influenza typing (1)

Regulation, inspection and/or licensing

Private drinking water (1)
Temporary/mobile food vendors (1)
Local public health agencies (1)
Food service establishments (14)
Septic systems (2)
Childcare facilities (1)
Swimming pools (public) (2)
Public drinking water (1)
Assisted Living (1)
Health-related facilities (1)
Hospitals (1)