4342.0 Quality Assurance: Engaging Stakeholders

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 8:30 PM
Introducing sustainable improvements in health care have a greater likelihood of success when roll out plans that engage stakeholders, supported by sound policies, training, technical support and networking. The presentations in this session take us around the world. They provide us with the experiences and insights of four organizations working to improve quality in vastly diverse settings ranging from health clinics in Ghana, to youth in Haiti, HIV high-risk groups in Russia, and in war-torn Afghanistan.
Session Objectives: 1. Participants become familiar with current approaches for improving quality of care in a variety of settings and client groups. 2. Participants recognize the potential applicability of lessons learned beyond their original setting.

8:30 PM
Improving quality assurance capacity at health centres in Ghana
Kerry Bruce, MPH, Richard Killian, MHCA and Cynthia Bannerman, MBChB, MPH
8:50 PM
Involving youth in the development of youth-friendly services: Adaptation of the Partnership Defined Quality process in Haiti
Marcela Tapia, MA, Nafissatou Diop, PhD, Yvrose Chery, DESS, RN and Esther Braud, MA
9:30 PM
Examining the changes in health care quality for children under five in Afghanistan between 2004 and 2005
Anbrasi Edward, PhD, MPH, MBA, Peter Hansen, MS,MPH, DrPH, Vikas Dwivedi, MSc, David H. Peters, MD, MPH, DrPH and Gilbert M. Burnham, MD, PhD

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Organized by: International Health
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Health Administration

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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