Quality Improvement (QI) Primer for Health Centers

Resource: Quality Improvement Primer for Health Centers (PDF, 1.05 MB, 9 of 23 pages)

These resources provide basic tools for accelerating quality improvement (QI) changes in a primary care practice, particularly federally qualified health centers. The following tools can offer practices a primer on QI, approaches part of Key Driver 2: Implement a data-driven quality improvement process to integrate evidence into practice procedures.

  • Forming Quality Improvement (QI) Teams and QI Team Goals (pages 8-10).
  • The Model for Improvement tool (Appendix D, pages 14-15).
  • Using a Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Cycle worksheet for testing changes (Appendix E, pages 16-17).
  • Tips for Setting Aims (Appendix F, page 18) with a companion AIM Worksheet (Appendix G, pages 19-20).

Institution of origin: Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS)

Permissions: Used with permission of HealthyHearts NYC.

Acknowledgements: NYU School of Medicine, HealthyHearts NYC, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality EvidenceNOW Initiative

Page last reviewed November 2018
Page originally created October 2018
Internet Citation: Quality Improvement (QI) Primer for Health Centers. Content last reviewed November 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://www.ahrq.gov/evidencenow/tools/chcanys-qi-primer.html
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