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

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

QI Tools

SMART Chart (3)
Control & Influence Plots (5)
SWOT (Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats)Analysis (9)
Tree Diagram (4)
Affinity Diagram (48)
Check Sheet (16)
Histogram (8)
Force-Field Analysis (13)
Pareto Chart (24)
Control Chart (7)
Multi- Voting Technique (18)
Fishbone Diagram (110)
Brainstorming (142)
Root cause analysis (80)
Interrelationship digraph (6)
Flow chart (91)
Five whys (65)
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)

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 (30)
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)

Population Size

100,000 to 249,999 (48)
250,000 to 499,999 (32)
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)

Screening for diseases/conditions

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

Organizational Level of QI Implementation

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

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

Administration

Customer Service/satisfaction (36)
Parking (1)
Financial management (11)
Accreditation (5)
Workforce development (16)
Organizational effectiveness (39)
General security (1)
Infrastructure (7)
Performance Management (14)
Accounting (4)
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)

Data collection, Epidemiology and Surveillance

Chronic diseases (3)
Maternal and child health (13)
Reportable diseases (10)
Cancer incidence (1)
Communicable/infection diseases (16)
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)

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

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

Other Environmental Health Services

Food safety education (9)
Nuisance complaints (1)
Mosquito control (1)
Outdoor air quality regulations (1)
Private water supply safety (3)
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)

Other Health Services provided to individuals

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

Other Public Health Services

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

Population-based Primary Prevention

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

Professional licensure

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

Registry maintenance

Cancer (1)
Childhood Immunization (6)

Regulation, inspection and/or licensing

Assisted Living (1)
Health-related facilities (1)
Hospitals (1)
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)

State/Territory laboratory services

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