Back to Annual Meeting Page
American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Tools and Strategies for Performance Improvement and Quality
4332.0: Tuesday, December 13, 2005: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Tools and Strategies for Performance Improvement and Quality
Performance improvement and quality require more than good intentions. Results of experiential training, readily-available online resources, evidence-based tools to guide client-provider interaction, self-assessment tools to identify performance gaps, and client-focused incentives will be presented. Tools that have been used to improve performance and quality in Indonesia, Peru and the U.S. will be discussed; and tools intended for use in a wide variety of international settings will be reviewed. Participants will learn how these tools are used to ensure that programs and providers have accurate, useful information to evaluate needs and design successful interventions.
Learning Objectives: Describe the effectiveness of tools for performance improvement. Assess the appropriateness of tools to achieve particular goals.
Moderator(s):Victoria H. Jennings, PhD
4:30 PMEvaluating program effects on institutional delivery in Peru  [ Recorded presentation ]
Michael J. McQuestion, PhD, MPH, Anibal Velasquez, MD
4:45 PMNormative model of client-provider communication: Evidence-based development of the Decision-Making Tool for Family Planning Clients and Providers  [ Recorded presentation ]
Ward Rinehart, MA, Sarah L. Johnson, MA, Kathryn A. Church, MPH, Young Mi Kim, EdD
5:00 PMUsing “self assessment” tools for improving the healthcare facility performance in family planning  [ Recorded presentation ]
Esty Febriani, Damaryanti Suryaningsih, Anne Pfitzer, MHS, Nancy Caiola, MPH, LUCAS Pinxten, Dr, Astrid Sulistomo, MD, MPH, Dr. Bimo, MPH
5:15 PMImpact of obstetrical experiences at community health centers on future career paths
Amy D. Patton, MD, Joseph Kiesler, MD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Maternal and Child Health; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA