5210.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Performance Improvement: Looking Holistically at Change

Measuring changes in an organizationís systems and performance can be difficult. Disconnected interventions such as training or systems development may be measured individually, but their impact on the system as a whole is rarely analyzed. The holistic performance improvement approach identifies and bridges the gaps between present performance and desired performance in organizations, processes, and individual employee or service provider levels. This panel presents a range of perspectives on how performance improvement activities in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia are strengthening the family planning and reproductive health programs and organizations in those regions. The panelists will describe a major donorís, USAIDís, interest in performance improvement, as well as the activities and results of several agencies working in this area throughout the world
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Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Moderator(s):Maria Busquets, MBA
Organizer(s):Melanie Powers, MSM
2:30 PMA System-wide Approach to Improving Performance
Sarah Johnson, MSW,, MPH
2:30 PMPerformance Improvement in Developing Countries: Lessons Learned
Marc Luoma, BA
2:30 PMPerformance Improvement in USAID's Family Planning/Reproductive Health Programs: Why Now?
Estelle E. Quain, PhD
2:30 PMPROQUALI: An Intergrated Model of Performance Improvement and Clinic Accreditation
Edgar Necochea, MD, MPH
Sponsor:Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA