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PM/QI Peer Network Webinar: Creating a Culture of Quality

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Join the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials' upcoming PM/QI Peer Network Webinar, Creating a Culture of Quality, on Thursday, June 14, 2018, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET. During this convening you'll hear from Washington State's Lean Data Manager, Robin Burkhart, on their Lean Community of Practice and New Mexico's Office of Policy and Accountability Deputy Director, Martin Brown, on their PM/QI Training Series. Click here to register for the webinar.

It's Not Too Late to Register for PHIT 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - The National Network of Public Health Institutes Public Health Improvement Training is taking place from June 26 to 27, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. This training conference gives health department leadership and professionals networking opportunities in conjunction with a series of interactive learning and skill-building sessions. Click here to learn more and register. 

phPIN Webinar: To Track QI or Not to Track, That is the Question

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - Join the public health performance improvement network (phPIN) on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 4 to 5 p.m. ET for their next webinar, "To Track QI or Not to Track, That is the Question," presented by Katie Amaya, MPH, the Planning and Performance Improvement Manager at Denver Public Health. She'll be sharing their 5 years of experience tracking quality improvement projects as part of their performance improvement framework. Explore the benefits, hear the challenges, and take a tour of their QI project tracking tool. Click here to register for the webinar.

Continual Impact: The 6 Essential Keys to a High-Performing Improvement Organization

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - This recent article from Continual Impact highlights 6 elements that are necessary to building a high-performing culture of improvement in an organization. These elements "together help unlock an organization to create long-term extraordinary performance. All of them are necessary and one, People, is more important than all the rest. The elements are more than a conceptual framework; each can be diagnosed for gaps by examining the evidence of behaviors that exist in an organization, identifying root causes, and making improvements." Click here to read the entire article.

New QI Initiative!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - Check out this recently published QI initiative, Showing Up and Not Giving Up: Improving WIC Show Rates and Caseload in Deschutes CountyDeschutes County Health Services in Oregon improved its process to increase clinic show rates and caseload for clients of the WIC program. This improvement optimized staff time and ensures access to care and benefits for these needed services in the community. Click here to continue reading. 

Special Supplement Highlights Impact of PHAB's National Accreditation Program

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - As the number of nationally accredited governmental public health departments increases, so too does the evidence base related to the impact of the PHAB's national accreditation program on public health. With nearly 70% of the U.S. population now served by a nationally accredited health department, the breadth of accreditation's impact is captured in a special supplement to the May/June 2018 edition of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Thanks in part to funding provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the online edition of the special supplement is being offered with free access on the journal's website. For more information, contact Teddi Nicolaus at

Win a PHQIX Scholarship to PHIT 2018!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - If you've been thinking of submitting a QI project on PHQIX, now is the time! Submit a QI Initiative by Monday, April 30, 2018, for a chance to win a scholarship to the Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT), which will be held June 26 to 27, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. The scholarship will cover registration, travel, and accommodations for one person. Anyone who has submitted a QI initiative between January 1 and April 30, 2018 will be entered into the drawing. 

You must register on PHQIX to submit a QI initiative. By submitting your QI initiative on PHQIX, you will receive many benefits, including an American Medical Association-style citation on that you and others can reference. Your QI initiative contributes to the evolving science of public health QI. You will also receive excellent feedback from our panel of QI experts. Click here to learn more about how to submit a QI initiative, and click here to submit a new QI initiative. E-mail us at if you have any questions or concerns.


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