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Select a key category below to view the QI Initiatives that have are a part of that category.

QI Method/Approach

Nominal Group Technique (6)
PDCA/PDSA Cycle (Plan, Do, Check/Study, Act) (181)
Rapid Cycle Improvement (35)
SDCA Cycle (Standardize-Do-Check-Act) (1)
Total Quality Management (1)
Adaptive Promising Practice (1)
Business Process Analysis (4)
Kaizen (38)
Lean/Six Sigma (28)
Model for Improvement (27)

QI Tools

Flow chart (91)
Radar Chart (6)
Fishbone Diagram (110)
Root cause analysis (80)
Five whys (65)
Run Chart (22)
Force-Field Analysis (13)
SMART Chart (3)
Histogram (8)
SWOT (Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats)Analysis (9)
Affinity Diagram (48)
Interrelationship digraph (6)
Surveys (84)
Brainstorming (142)
Multi- Voting Technique (18)
Tree Diagram (4)
Cause and Effect Diagrams (58)
Pareto Chart (24)
No specific QI Tool (1)
Check Sheet (16)
PDPC (Process Decision Program Chart) (3)
Control Chart (7)
Prioritization Matrix (51)
Control & Influence Plots (5)
Process maps (95)

Project Timeframe

Less than 6 months (44)
Between 6-12 months (107)
Between 12-18 months (16)
Between 18-24 months (16)
Greater than 24 months (13)

Organization Type

Local Health Department, City/Town (10)
Local Health Department, City-County (16)
State Health Department (30)
Local Health Department (30)
Local Health Department, Multi-City (1)
Local Health Department, County (96)
Tribal Health Department (2)
Local Health Department, Multi-County (14)
Public Health Institute (3)

Population Size

500,000 to 999,999 (22)
1,000,000 + (36)
Less than 24,499 (10)
25,000 to 49,999 (25)
50,000 to 99,999 (20)
100,000 to 249,999 (48)
250,000 to 499,999 (32)

Screening for diseases/conditions

Blood lead (1)
HIV/AIDS (5)
Other STDs (7)
Tuberculosis (2)
Cancer (1)

Organizational Level of QI Implementation

None (4)
1-3 Initiatives (84)
4-6 Initiatives (64)
7-10 Initiatives (28)
11-20 Initiatives (18)
More than 20 Initiatives (3)

Immunization

Adult Immunizations- vaccine order management and inventory distribution (2)
Adult Immunizations- administration of vaccine to population (7)
Childhood Immunizations- vaccine order management and inventory distribution (2)
Childhood Immunizations- administration of vaccine to population (14)
International travel immunizations- vaccine order management and inventory distribution (2)
International travel immunizations- administration of vaccine to population (2)

Disease Treatment Services

Other cancers (1)
Other STDs (5)
Tuberculosis (3)
Asthma (2)
Coronary heart disease (1)
Diabetes (3)
High blood pressure (3)
HIV/AIDS (5)

Administration

Financial management (11)
Purchasing (5)
General security (1)
Procurement (2)
Accounting (4)
Infrastructure (7)
Quality Improvement and Accreditation Readiness (34)
Accreditation (5)
Innovation (2)
Research (3)
Agreements/MOUs/MOAs/Contracts (2)
Human Resources (5)
Workforce development (16)
Capacity Development (14)
Media Production (3)
Contracting (2)
Organizational effectiveness (39)
Communications (21)
Parking (1)
Customer Service/satisfaction (36)
Performance Management (14)
Data collection and management/Information Technology (25)
Policies / internal procedures and processes (43)
Department management (6)
Public Health Policy and Health reform (1)

Data collection, Epidemiology and Surveillance

Reportable diseases (10)
Uninsured, outreach and enrollment for medical insurance (2)
Behavioral risk factors (2)
Vital statistics (6)
Cancer incidence (1)
Chronic diseases (3)
Communicable/infection diseases (16)
Environmental health (23)
Foodborne illness (5)
Injury (3)
Maternal and child health (13)
Morbidity data (3)

Level of QI Activity

Informal QI (43)
Formal QI in Specific Areas (81)
Formal Agency Wide QI (45)
QI Culture (26)
QI Community (7)

Maternal and Child Health Services

Prenatal care (15)
Comprehensive primary care clinics for children (2)
School health services (non-clinical) (2)
Child nutrition (daycare providers) (1)
WIC (17)
Children with special health care needs (4)
Comprehensive school health clinical services (1)
Early intervention services for children (6)
Family planning (6)
MCH home visits (9)
Non-WIC nutrition assessment and counseling (1)
Obstetrical care (2)

Other Environmental Health Services

Environmental epidemiology (3)
Public water supply safety (2)
Food borne illness investigation (5)
Surface water protection (2)
Food safety education (9)
Vector control (4)
Groundwater protection (1)
Hazardous waste disposal (2)
Indoor air quality (3)
Mosquito control (1)
Nuisance complaints (1)
Animal control (4)
Outdoor air quality regulations (1)
Collection of unused pharmaceuticals (1)
Poison control (1)
Disaster/Emergency Preparedness (3)
Private water supply safety (3)

Other Health Services provided to individuals

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

Other Public Health Services

School health (2)
Vital records (4)
Access to care (27)
Animal control (3)
Collaboration / resource sharing (10)
Laboratory services (3)
Medical examiner’s office (1)
Outreach and enrollment for medical insurance (include Medicaid) (2)
School-based clinics (1)

Population-based Primary Prevention

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

Professional licensure

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

Registry maintenance

Cancer (1)
Childhood Immunization (6)

Regulation, inspection and/or licensing

Local public health agencies (1)
Private drinking water (1)
Public drinking water (1)
Septic systems (2)
Swimming pools (public) (2)
Temporary/mobile food vendors (1)
Assisted Living (1)
Childcare facilities (1)
Food service establishments (14)
Health-related facilities (1)
Hospitals (1)

State/Territory laboratory services

Blood lead screening (1)
Influenza typing (1)
Newborn screening (1)