Browse by Key Category

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

QI Method/Approach

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

QI Tools

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

Project Timeframe

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

Organization Type

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

Population Size

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

Screening for diseases/conditions

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

Organizational Level of QI Implementation

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

Immunization

International travel immunizations- administration of vaccine to population (2)
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)

Disease Treatment Services

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

Administration

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

Data collection, Epidemiology and Surveillance

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

Level of QI Activity

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

Maternal and Child Health Services

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

Other Environmental Health Services

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

Other Health Services provided to individuals

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

Other Public Health Services

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

Population-based Primary Prevention

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

Professional licensure

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

Registry maintenance

Cancer (1)
Childhood Immunization (6)

Regulation, inspection and/or licensing

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

State/Territory laboratory services

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