Policy management policies

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 13:41 -- krauseak


We are initiating our first administrative QI project: improving our policy management. After examining root causes, we decided that our department needs a "policy/procedure on policies" to lay out a consistent process for policy development and management.

Does anyone have a policy management policy that they'd be willing to share?

Thanks in advance.

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Submitted by canton_health on

We are in the same situation as you are. We are very early in our transformation to a culture of QI. The first policy we did was a policy on policies. Here is a copy of what we came up with. Hope it helps.


Jim Adams

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Submitted by ELVPHD on

At Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department, we have a policy for policy and procedure access and update.  If you email me I can send it to you.  I'm not sure how to attach it here.


Tracy Benjes, Accreditation Coordinator


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Submitted by gkroberts on

I also have one from my agency. This is the best place to start in streamlining the policy process. Feel free to email me and I can send it to you.

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Gurleen Roberts, MPH
Director of Quality Management
Cobb & Douglas Public Health
Marietta, GA

Submitted by bpalinski2 on

Hi Krauseak,

We have a Policy on Policies we can share with you. We consider it a working draft and we are having new policies follow its format until we can have the policy approved by our board. 

Feel free to email me and I can send you a copy.

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Brandon Palinski, MPH-VPH, SIT
Quality Assurance & Accreditation Coordinator
Toledo-Lucas County Health Department

Submitted by tkane on

Best of luck as you move forward with this project. I wanted to point out that there is a PHQIX Submission from Public Health Solutions District Health Department (Nebraska) related to this topic area. The submission described a number of "lessons learned" that migh be helpful as you execute a similar project. The Submission can be found here: https://www.phqix.org/content/increasing-staff-members-ability-develop-r...


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Submitted by krauseak on

Thank you everyone so much for you help! It is really appreciated.

I have shared the policies with my QI team leader and will be sharing the other QI project with my team.

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Andrea Krause, DVM MS MPH

Jackson County Public Health
Medford, OR