Thursday, August 30, 2018 - PHQIX has achieved its initial goals of providing an online platform for connecting public health practitioners, academicians, and researchers who work on quality improvement. PHQIX launched in September 2012 and now has more than 2,500 users.
It’s now time for PHQIX to move to the next phase of supporting the public health field in continuing to work on quality improvement. In fulfilling that next phase, PHQIX will transition to a new online learning platform supported by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). It will take a few months to achieve the full transition, so here is what PHQIX users can expect in the meantime:
- The PHQIX website will remain open to current users for information retrieval.
- Quality improvement tips, best practices, and so on will be covered in a special section of the PHAB e-newsletter. If PHQIX users are already receiving the PHAB e-newsletter, they will automatically receive that information. PHQIX users who do not currently receive the PHAB e-newsletter can sign up for it free at http://www.phaboard.org/news-room/phabnewsletters/.
- Submissions to PHQIX will be suspended during this transition time
- The future PHQIX functions and resources, although administered by PHAB, will not require a health department to be accredited to access them
Thank you for your continued support, engagement, and dedication to quality improvement in public health. It has been a pleasure collaborating with you, and we look forward to the next phase of PHQIX.