Online Program

Methodologies for Building Quality into Multiple Sectors of the Public Health System

Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This session will demonstrate how the 9 Public Health Aims for Quality are being applied in multiple settings to the practice of public health. The session opens with a demonstration of the methodology used to fold the aims into the Institute for Healthcare Improvement 100 Million Healthier Lives Hub for Integrating Improvement. Modeled on a public health quality scoring tool developed by Harvard Medical School for use by Mobile Clinics, this tool is designed for community use. It provides communities a means to measure for quality when addressing areas needing attention. The Harvard Medical School Mobile Map Team will discuss the results of an evaluation of the scoring tool that was tested in a variety of mobile clinics. Data will be provided on quality strengths and gaps that will be used to design quality improvement processes. The final presenter from the Pan American Health Organization and London School of Economics will describe a multi-criteria approach to quality in public health using a disease surveillance system example. Using the Public Health Aims for Quality as evaluation criteria, the presenters explore several methodologies such as soft systems analysis and suggest a multi-criteria approach to capture all the dimensions of quality delivery in Public Health, with granular levels of performance to allow monitoring progress, and combine them into a quantitative score that allows comparisons in time and between units.
Session Objectives: Describe how the public health aims for are being used in the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative Explain how the Harvard Medical School Mobile Map Team is using the public health aims for quality to evaluate for quality in the services of mobile clinics Discuss how the aims for public health quality may be used to evaluate quality of surveillance system


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Organized by: APHA-Center for Professional Development
Endorsed by: Health Administration

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)