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

Adaptive Promising Practice (1)
Business Process Analysis (4)
Kaizen (34)
Lean/Six Sigma (23)
Model for Improvement (22)
Nominal Group Technique (3)
PDCA/PDSA Cycle (Plan, Do, Check/Study, Act) (151)
Rapid Cycle Improvement (32)
SDCA Cycle (Standardize-Do-Check-Act) (1)
Total Quality Management (1)

QI Tools

Affinity Diagram (37)
Brainstorming (113)
Cause and Effect Diagrams (47)
Check Sheet (11)
Control & Influence Plots (3)
Control Chart (6)
Fishbone Diagram (95)
Five whys (57)
Flow chart (75)
Force-Field Analysis (12)
Histogram (6)
Interrelationship digraph (4)
Multi- Voting Technique (13)
Pareto Chart (19)
PDPC (Process Decision Program Chart) (3)
Prioritization Matrix (40)
Process maps (79)
Radar Chart (6)
Root cause analysis (65)
Run Chart (17)
SMART Chart (3)
Surveys (73)
SWOT (Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats)Analysis (8)
Tree Diagram (4)

Project Timeframe

Between 12-18 months (14)
Between 18-24 months (13)
Between 6-12 months (89)
Greater than 24 months (10)
Less than 6 months (35)

Organization Type

Local Health Department (21)
Local Health Department, City-County (14)
Local Health Department, City/Town (10)
Local Health Department, County (77)
Local Health Department, Multi-City (1)
Local Health Department, Multi-County (13)
State Health Department (27)
Tribal Health Department (2)

Population Size

1,000,000 + (30)
100,000 to 249,999 (36)
25,000 to 49,999 (18)
250,000 to 499,999 (28)
50,000 to 99,999 (20)
500,000 to 999,999 (21)
Less than 24,499 (10)

Screening for diseases/conditions

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

Organizational Level of QI Implementation

1-3 Initiatives (71)
11-20 Initiatives (14)
4-6 Initiatives (50)
7-10 Initiatives (25)
More than 20 Initiatives (3)
None (4)

Immunization

Adult Immunizations- administration of vaccine to population (5)
Adult Immunizations- vaccine order management and inventory distribution (2)
Childhood Immunizations- administration of vaccine to population (12)
Childhood Immunizations- vaccine order management and inventory distribution (2)
International travel immunizations- administration of vaccine to population (2)
International travel immunizations- vaccine order management and inventory distribution (2)

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

Accounting (3)
Accreditation (4)
Agreements/MOUs/MOAs/Contracts (1)
Capacity Development (12)
Communications (19)
Contracting (1)
Customer Service/satisfaction (29)
Data collection and management/Information Technology (20)
Department management (3)
Financial management (6)
General security (1)
Human Resources (3)
Infrastructure (4)
Innovation (2)
Media Production (2)
Organizational effectiveness (29)
Parking (1)
Performance Management (11)
Policies / internal procedures and processes (33)
Procurement (2)
Public Health Policy and Health reform (1)
Purchasing (4)
Quality Improvement and Accreditation Readiness (31)
Research (3)
Workforce development (12)

Data collection, Epidemiology and Surveillance

Behavioral risk factors (1)
Cancer incidence (1)
Chronic diseases (3)
Communicable/infection diseases (14)
Environmental health (19)
Foodborne illness (4)
Injury (3)
Maternal and child health (11)
Morbidity data (2)
Reportable diseases (10)
Uninsured, outreach and enrollment for medical insurance (1)
Vital statistics (5)

Level of QI Activity

Formal Agency Wide QI (31)
Formal QI in Specific Areas (71)
Informal QI (38)
QI Community (7)
QI Culture (20)

Maternal and Child Health Services

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

Other Environmental Health Services

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

Other Health Services provided to individuals

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

Other Public Health Services

Access to care (20)
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 health (1)
School-based clinics (1)
Vital records (4)

Population-based Primary Prevention

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

Professional licensure

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

Registry maintenance

Cancer (1)
Childhood Immunization (5)

State/Territory laboratory services

Blood lead screening (1)
Influenza typing (1)

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)