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

PDCA/PDSA Cycle (Plan, Do, Check/Study, Act) (157)
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 (24)
Model for Improvement (22)
Nominal Group Technique (4)

QI Tools

Fishbone Diagram (100)
Root cause analysis (70)
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)
Surveys (76)
Brainstorming (120)
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 (47)
Control & Influence Plots (4)
Process maps (84)
Flow chart (79)
Radar Chart (6)

Project Timeframe

Greater than 24 months (10)
Less than 6 months (37)
Between 6-12 months (96)
Between 12-18 months (14)
Between 18-24 months (13)

Organization Type

Local Health Department (23)
Local Health Department, Multi-City (1)
Local Health Department, County (82)
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 (14)
State Health Department (27)

Population Size

Less than 24,499 (10)
25,000 to 49,999 (21)
50,000 to 99,999 (20)
100,000 to 249,999 (39)
250,000 to 499,999 (28)
500,000 to 999,999 (21)
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

More than 20 Initiatives (3)
None (4)
1-3 Initiatives (76)
4-6 Initiatives (52)
7-10 Initiatives (26)
11-20 Initiatives (15)

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

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

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 (14)
Capacity Development (14)
Media Production (3)
Contracting (1)
Organizational effectiveness (34)
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)

Data collection, Epidemiology and Surveillance

Foodborne illness (4)
Injury (3)
Maternal and child health (11)
Morbidity data (2)
Reportable diseases (10)
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)

Level of QI Activity

Informal QI (39)
Formal QI in Specific Areas (73)
Formal Agency Wide QI (35)
QI Culture (22)
QI Community (7)

Maternal and Child Health Services

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)
Children with special health care needs (3)
Comprehensive school health clinical services (1)

Other Environmental Health Services

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)
Collection of unused pharmaceuticals (1)
Private water supply safety (3)
Disaster/Emergency Preparedness (3)
Public water supply safety (2)

Other Health Services provided to individuals

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)
Child protection services/medical evaluation (1)
Home health care (1)

Other Public Health Services

Vital records (4)
Access to care (22)
Animal control (3)
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)

Population-based Primary Prevention

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)
Diabetes (1)
Hypertension (1)

Professional licensure

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

Registry maintenance

Cancer (1)
Childhood Immunization (5)

Regulation, inspection and/or licensing

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

State/Territory laboratory services

Blood lead screening (1)
Influenza typing (1)