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) (153)
Kaizen (35)
Lean/Six Sigma (23)
Rapid Cycle Improvement (32)
Model for Improvement (22)
Business Process Analysis (4)
Nominal Group Technique (4)
Adaptive Promising Practice (1)
SDCA Cycle (Standardize-Do-Check-Act) (1)
Total Quality Management (1)

QI Tools

Brainstorming (114)
Fishbone Diagram (97)
Root cause analysis (67)
Surveys (73)
Flow chart (77)
Process maps (80)
Five whys (59)
Prioritization Matrix (43)
Radar Chart (6)
Tree Diagram (4)
Run Chart (17)
Affinity Diagram (38)
Force-Field Analysis (13)
Multi- Voting Technique (15)
Interrelationship digraph (4)
SWOT (Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats)Analysis (8)
Pareto Chart (19)
Check Sheet (11)
Control Chart (6)
SMART Chart (3)
Cause and Effect Diagrams (49)
Histogram (6)
PDPC (Process Decision Program Chart) (3)
Control & Influence Plots (3)

Project Timeframe

Between 6-12 months (91)
Less than 6 months (36)
Between 18-24 months (13)
Between 12-18 months (14)
Greater than 24 months (10)

Organization Type

Local Health Department, County (79)
Local Health Department, City/Town (10)
Local Health Department, Multi-County (13)
State Health Department (27)
Local Health Department (21)
Local Health Department, Multi-City (1)
Tribal Health Department (2)
Local Health Department, City-County (14)
Public Health Institute (1)

Population Size

1,000,000 + (30)
25,000 to 49,999 (20)
100,000 to 249,999 (36)
250,000 to 499,999 (28)
Less than 24,499 (10)
50,000 to 99,999 (20)
500,000 to 999,999 (21)

Screening for diseases/conditions

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

Organizational Level of QI Implementation

7-10 Initiatives (25)
4-6 Initiatives (50)
None (4)
1-3 Initiatives (74)
11-20 Initiatives (14)
More than 20 Initiatives (3)

Immunization

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

Disease Treatment Services

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

Administration

Communications (19)
Organizational effectiveness (30)
Capacity Development (12)
Customer Service/satisfaction (29)
Data collection and management/Information Technology (20)
Quality Improvement and Accreditation Readiness (31)
Workforce development (12)
Media Production (2)
Policies / internal procedures and processes (34)
Performance Management (11)
Research (3)
Human Resources (3)
Public Health Policy and Health reform (1)
Department management (3)
Financial management (6)
Accounting (3)
Purchasing (4)
Accreditation (4)
Procurement (2)
Infrastructure (4)
Agreements/MOUs/MOAs/Contracts (1)
General security (1)
Contracting (1)
Innovation (2)
Parking (1)

Data collection, Epidemiology and Surveillance

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

Level of QI Activity

Formal QI in Specific Areas (71)
Informal QI (39)
QI Community (7)
QI Culture (20)
Formal Agency Wide QI (33)

Maternal and Child Health Services

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

Other Environmental Health Services

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

Other Health Services provided to individuals

Rural health (1)
Pharmacy (1)
Mental/behavioral health services (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

Access to care (20)
Collaboration / resource sharing (10)
Vital records (4)
Outreach and enrollment for medical insurance (include Medicaid) (1)
Laboratory services (2)
Animal control (3)
Medical examiner’s office (1)
School-based clinics (1)
School health (1)

Population-based Primary Prevention

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

Professional licensure

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

Registry maintenance

Cancer (1)
Childhood Immunization (5)

Regulation, inspection and/or licensing

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

State/Territory laboratory services

Blood lead screening (1)
Influenza typing (1)