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

QI Method/Approach

Adaptive Promising Practice (1)
Business Process Analysis (4)
Kaizen (36)
Lean/Six Sigma (24)
Model for Improvement (22)
Nominal Group Technique (4)
PDCA/PDSA Cycle (Plan, Do, Check/Study, Act) (156)
Rapid Cycle Improvement (33)
SDCA Cycle (Standardize-Do-Check-Act) (1)
Total Quality Management (1)

QI Tools

Surveys (75)
Brainstorming (119)
Multi- Voting Technique (15)
Tree Diagram (4)
Cause and Effect Diagrams (51)
Pareto Chart (20)
Check Sheet (12)
PDPC (Process Decision Program Chart) (3)
Control Chart (6)
Prioritization Matrix (46)
Control & Influence Plots (4)
Process maps (83)
Flow chart (79)
Radar Chart (6)
Fishbone Diagram (100)
Root cause analysis (69)
Five whys (61)
Run Chart (17)
Force-Field Analysis (13)
SMART Chart (3)
Histogram (6)
SWOT (Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats)Analysis (8)
Affinity Diagram (41)
Interrelationship digraph (4)

Project Timeframe

Less than 6 months (37)
Between 6-12 months (95)
Between 12-18 months (14)
Between 18-24 months (13)
Greater than 24 months (10)

Organization Type

Public Health Institute (2)
Local Health Department, City/Town (10)
Local Health Department, City-County (14)
State Health Department (27)
Local Health Department (23)
Local Health Department, Multi-City (1)
Local Health Department, County (81)
Tribal Health Department (2)
Local Health Department, Multi-County (13)

Population Size

250,000 to 499,999 (28)
500,000 to 999,999 (21)
1,000,000 + (31)
Less than 24,499 (10)
25,000 to 49,999 (21)
50,000 to 99,999 (20)
100,000 to 249,999 (38)

Screening for diseases/conditions

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

Organizational Level of QI Implementation

None (4)
1-3 Initiatives (76)
4-6 Initiatives (51)
7-10 Initiatives (26)
11-20 Initiatives (15)
More than 20 Initiatives (3)

Immunization

Adult Immunizations- vaccine order management and inventory distribution (2)
Adult Immunizations- administration of vaccine to population (6)
Childhood Immunizations- vaccine order management and inventory distribution (2)
Childhood Immunizations- administration of vaccine to population (12)
International travel immunizations- vaccine order management and inventory distribution (2)
International travel immunizations- administration of vaccine to population (2)

Disease Treatment Services

Other cancers (1)
Other STDs (4)
Tuberculosis (3)
Asthma (2)
Coronary heart disease (1)
Diabetes (3)
High blood pressure (3)
HIV/AIDS (3)

Administration

Contracting (1)
Organizational effectiveness (33)
Communications (20)
Parking (1)
Customer Service/satisfaction (31)
Performance Management (13)
Data collection and management/Information Technology (21)
Policies / internal procedures and processes (38)
Department management (6)
Public Health Policy and Health reform (1)
Financial management (7)
Purchasing (4)
General security (1)
Procurement (2)
Accounting (3)
Infrastructure (5)
Quality Improvement and Accreditation Readiness (33)
Accreditation (5)
Innovation (2)
Research (3)
Agreements/MOUs/MOAs/Contracts (1)
Human Resources (4)
Workforce development (14)
Capacity Development (14)
Media Production (3)

Data collection, Epidemiology and Surveillance

Uninsured, outreach and enrollment for medical insurance (1)
Behavioral risk factors (1)
Vital statistics (5)
Cancer incidence (1)
Chronic diseases (3)
Communicable/infection diseases (14)
Environmental health (20)
Foodborne illness (4)
Injury (3)
Maternal and child health (11)
Morbidity data (2)
Reportable diseases (10)

Level of QI Activity

QI Culture (22)
QI Community (7)
Informal QI (39)
Formal QI in Specific Areas (73)
Formal Agency Wide QI (34)

Maternal and Child Health Services

Obstetrical care (2)
Prenatal care (14)
School health services (non-clinical) (1)
WIC (15)
Child nutrition (daycare providers) (1)
Children with special health care needs (3)
Comprehensive school health clinical services (1)
Early intervention services for children (4)
Family planning (6)
MCH home visits (8)
Non-WIC nutrition assessment and counseling (1)

Other Environmental Health Services

Indoor air quality (3)
Nuisance complaints (1)
Outdoor air quality regulations (1)
Animal control (4)
Poison control (1)
Collection of unused pharmaceuticals (1)
Private water supply safety (3)
Disaster/Emergency Preparedness (3)
Public water supply safety (2)
Environmental epidemiology (2)
Surface water protection (2)
Food borne illness investigation (5)
Vector control (3)
Food safety education (8)
Groundwater protection (1)
Hazardous waste disposal (2)

Other Health Services provided to individuals

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

Other Public Health Services

Collaboration / resource sharing (10)
Laboratory services (2)
Medical examiner’s office (1)
Outreach and enrollment for medical insurance (include Medicaid) (1)
School-based clinics (1)
School health (1)
Vital records (4)
Access to care (21)
Animal control (3)

Population-based Primary Prevention

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

Professional licensure

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

Registry maintenance

Cancer (1)
Childhood Immunization (5)

Regulation, inspection and/or licensing

Temporary/mobile food vendors (1)
Childcare facilities (1)
Food service establishments (13)
Hospitals (1)
Local public health agencies (1)
Private drinking water (1)
Septic systems (2)
Swimming pools (public) (2)

State/Territory laboratory services

Blood lead screening (1)
Influenza typing (1)