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

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

QI Tools

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

Project Timeframe

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

Organization Type

State Health Department (30)
Local Health Department (30)
Local Health Department, Multi-City (1)
Local Health Department, County (96)
Tribal Health Department (2)
Local Health Department, Multi-County (13)
Public Health Institute (2)
Local Health Department, City/Town (10)
Local Health Department, City-County (16)

Population Size

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

Screening for diseases/conditions

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

Organizational Level of QI Implementation

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

Immunization

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)
Childhood Immunizations- vaccine order management and inventory distribution (2)
Childhood Immunizations- administration of vaccine to population (14)

Disease Treatment Services

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

Administration

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

Data collection, Epidemiology and Surveillance

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

Level of QI Activity

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

Maternal and Child Health Services

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

Other Environmental Health Services

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

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

Population-based Primary Prevention

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

Professional licensure

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

Registry maintenance

Cancer (1)
Childhood Immunization (6)

Regulation, inspection and/or licensing

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

State/Territory laboratory services

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