Enhancing data surveillance of health disparities in a state public health agency using quality improvement processes
Learning Areas:Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Describe the compliance of state health department databases with a sociodemographic data collection policy aimed at eliminating health disparities Discuss how a quality improvement initiative was used to identify reasons for database noncompliance and extract solutions for sociodemographic data collection policy adherence Discuss the challenges of making internal and external sociodemographic data collection policy changes Describe how data quality improvement processes can be sustained over time
Keyword(s): Health Disparities, Data Collection
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the epidemiologist for the Public Health Systems Improvement unit at the Connecticut Department of Public Health. I have acted as quality improvement (QI) project leader and expert QI consultant on a number of quality improvement initiatives within the agency for a year and a half. Also during this time, I have attended QI and performance management-related courses and have presented QI project and return on investment results at national QI meetings.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.