Quality Improvement Principles and Getting Started
 Course ID: 1043435
 Format: Webcast (on demand) (Online)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number:
 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): none
 Certificate: TRAIN Certificate of Attendance
Course Description: Join Us for a Webinar! 

Quality Improvement Principles and Getting Started 


State Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (PQCs) are networks of perinatal care providers and public health professionals, working to improve pregnancy outcomes for women and newborns by advancing evidence-based clinical practices and processes.

CDC funds state-wide PQCs in California, New York, and Ohio and is working with these networks to sponsor a series of Webinars. These Webinars are intended to help PQCs share knowledge and experiences, and to teach other states how to start, maintain, and grow their own collaboratives. Webinars will be held every two months. They are available to participants in all states, with a focus on hospitals, physician organizations, and health agencies.

This Webcast presents an overview of core Quality Improvement Principles as applied to improving the quality of perinatal and maternal care. It includes a discussion of the Model for Improvement, topic selection, and identifying measurable changes that can be tested. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about how collaboratives in the presenters' states have applied these principles to their projects.

Note: Once you have launched the url for this course (under Registration tab), please scroll down to the section named "Archived Webinars" to access this archived webcast.

**** **This webcast was orginally aired on December 11, 2012.** ****

Titles and course IDs of other webinars in the 2012-2013 series:
Subject Area(s):
Maternal / Child Health
Family Planning / Reproductive Health
Public Health
Health Care
Human Services
Background/Role(s): None
Course Language(s):
Course Level: Introductory
Core Competencies:
Tier One
    Analytic / Assessment Skills
       Identifies the health status of populations and their related determinants of health and illness
       Describes the characteristics of a population-based problem
       Uses variables that measure public health conditions
       Uses methods and instruments for collecting valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data
       Identifies sources of public health data and information
       Recognizes the integrity and comparability of data
       Identifies gaps in data sources
       Adheres to ethical principles in the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of data and information
       Describes the public health applications of quantitative and qualitative data
       Collects quantitative and qualitative community data
       Uses information technology to collect, store, and retrieve data
       Describes how data are used to address scientific, political, ethical, and social public health issues
Tier One
    Policy Development / Program Planning Skills
       Participates in program planning processes
       Incorporates policies and procedures into program plans and structures
       Applies strategies for continuous quality improvement
Tier One
    Communication Skills
       Solicits community-based input from individuals and organizations
       Conveys public health information using a variety of approaches
       Applies communication and group dynamic strategies in interactions with individuals and groups
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
Registration Restrictions:
Sponsor: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Accreditations: none
Special Notes:
Course Contacts
Name: Division of Reproductive Health
Phone: (777) 777-7777
email: drhinfo@cdc.gov
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