Improving the Quality of a Community Coalition: Clarify, Engage, and Empower
In May 2013, the McLean County Wellness Coalition (MCWC) and two other coalitions within Illinois partnered with the Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) on a 5-month quality improvement (QI) learning collaborative. This collaborative provided MCWC with time to engage in critical reflection on its functionality and efforts for improvement and growth. IPHI’s QI learning collaborative was an opportunity for MCWC to use QI tools and methods and to enhance effectiveness. The overall aim was to improve the clarity of the community action plan (CAP) and the certainty of meeting goals by assessing and redeveloping the CAP with measurable goals and objectives. If measurable goals were in place, progress was documented and communicated regularly, and structure was clarified, then coalition members would understand MCWC's potential impact and their own role in the coalition, and they would be empowered to play a more active role in realizing those goals.
Lanier, J. Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange. Improving the Quality of a Community Coalition: Clarify, Engage, and Empower. Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:21. Available at http://phqix.org/content/improving-quality-community-coalition-clarify-engage-and-empower. Accessed March 8, 2021.
Background and Aim
Planning and Execution Details
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