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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

Model for Improvement (23)
Nominal Group Technique (4)
PDCA/PDSA Cycle (Plan, Do, Check/Study, Act) (162)
Rapid Cycle Improvement (33)
SDCA Cycle (Standardize-Do-Check-Act) (1)
Total Quality Management (1)
Adaptive Promising Practice (1)
Business Process Analysis (4)
Kaizen (36)
Lean/Six Sigma (25)

QI Tools

Control & Influence Plots (5)
Process maps (87)
Flow chart (82)
Radar Chart (6)
Fishbone Diagram (101)
Root cause analysis (72)
Five whys (61)
Run Chart (18)
Force-Field Analysis (13)
SMART Chart (3)
Histogram (7)
SWOT (Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats)Analysis (8)
Affinity Diagram (43)
Interrelationship digraph (5)
Surveys (79)
Brainstorming (123)
Multi- Voting Technique (15)
Tree Diagram (4)
Cause and Effect Diagrams (55)
Pareto Chart (21)
Check Sheet (13)
PDPC (Process Decision Program Chart) (3)
Control Chart (7)
Prioritization Matrix (48)

Project Timeframe

Between 12-18 months (15)
Between 18-24 months (13)
Greater than 24 months (10)
Less than 6 months (39)
Between 6-12 months (97)

Organization Type

Local Health Department, City-County (14)
State Health Department (27)
Local Health Department (25)
Local Health Department, Multi-City (1)
Local Health Department, County (84)
Tribal Health Department (2)
Local Health Department, Multi-County (13)
Public Health Institute (2)
Local Health Department, City/Town (10)

Population Size

Less than 24,499 (10)
25,000 to 49,999 (21)
50,000 to 99,999 (20)
100,000 to 249,999 (40)
250,000 to 499,999 (30)
500,000 to 999,999 (22)
1,000,000 + (31)

Screening for diseases/conditions

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

Organizational Level of QI Implementation

7-10 Initiatives (27)
11-20 Initiatives (15)
More than 20 Initiatives (3)
None (4)
1-3 Initiatives (76)
4-6 Initiatives (55)

Immunization

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)
Adult Immunizations- vaccine order management and inventory distribution (2)
Adult Immunizations- administration of vaccine to population (6)

Disease Treatment Services

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

Administration

Department management (6)
Public Health Policy and Health reform (1)
Financial management (8)
Purchasing (4)
General security (1)
Procurement (2)
Accounting (3)
Infrastructure (6)
Quality Improvement and Accreditation Readiness (33)
Accreditation (5)
Innovation (2)
Research (3)
Agreements/MOUs/MOAs/Contracts (1)
Human Resources (4)
Workforce development (15)
Capacity Development (14)
Media Production (3)
Contracting (1)
Organizational effectiveness (36)
Communications (20)
Parking (1)
Customer Service/satisfaction (32)
Performance Management (13)
Data collection and management/Information Technology (21)
Policies / internal procedures and processes (38)

Data collection, Epidemiology and Surveillance

Communicable/infection diseases (14)
Environmental health (20)
Foodborne illness (4)
Injury (3)
Maternal and child health (11)
Morbidity data (3)
Reportable diseases (10)
Uninsured, outreach and enrollment for medical insurance (1)
Behavioral risk factors (1)
Vital statistics (6)
Cancer incidence (1)
Chronic diseases (3)

Level of QI Activity

Informal QI (39)
Formal QI in Specific Areas (75)
Formal Agency Wide QI (37)
QI Culture (22)
QI Community (7)

Maternal and Child Health Services

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)
Obstetrical care (2)
Prenatal care (14)
School health services (non-clinical) (1)
WIC (15)
Child nutrition (daycare providers) (1)

Other Environmental Health Services

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)
Indoor air quality (3)
Nuisance complaints (1)
Outdoor air quality regulations (1)
Animal control (4)
Poison control (1)

Other Health Services provided to individuals

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)
Substance abuse treatment services (1)

Other Public Health Services

School-based clinics (1)
School health (1)
Vital records (4)
Access to care (23)
Animal control (3)
Collaboration / resource sharing (10)
Laboratory services (2)
Medical examiner’s office (1)
Outreach and enrollment for medical insurance (include Medicaid) (1)

Population-based Primary Prevention

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

Professional licensure

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

Registry maintenance

Cancer (1)
Childhood Immunization (5)

Regulation, inspection and/or licensing

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)
Temporary/mobile food vendors (1)

State/Territory laboratory services

Blood lead screening (1)
Influenza typing (1)