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MIECHV Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

Oregon's Continuous Quality Improvement

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) is a strength-based process that relies on teamwork to improve processes, services and outcomes. It is an ongoing cycle of collecting data and then testing, implementing, learning from, and revising solutions.

Continuous Quality Improvement is a required component of the MIECHV grant. Local Implementing Agencies conduct CQI activities as part of working to improve the quality of home visiting services in Oregon.

The Oregon MIECHV Program is using the Model for Improvement to implement its CQI activities.

Model for improvement Act Plan Study Do 

Associates in Process Improvement. The Improvement Guide: A Practical Approach to Enhancing Organizational Performance, Second Edition, Gerald Langley, Ron Moen, Kevin Nolan, Thomas Nolan, Clifford Norman, Lloyd Provost. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2009

Continuous Quality Improvement Webinar

This Webinar and PowerPoint presentation introduces the concept of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), provides an overview of the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle that is used to guide quality improvement projects, and describes the process for conducting CQI activities for MIECHV Local Implementing Agencies in Oregon.

2018 State CQI Project: Safe Sleep

For 2018, Oregon’s MIECHV Program is conducting a statewide Continuous Quality Improvement project focused on reducing rates of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) through safe infant sleep practices. The goal is to increase the number of enrolled infants who never bed-share, always sleep on their backs, and always sleep without soft bedding from 18.3% to 25% by September 2018.

For more information about this statewide project and to read a snapshot of safe sleep CQI projects being implemented, see this article from The Northwest Bulletin, produced by the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health at the University of Washington. For more information and resources on safe sleep and SUIDS, please see Safe Sleep for Babies.

2017 State CQI Project: Developmental Referrals

In 2017, MIECHV focused on connecting children who screen at-risk for development delays to Early Intervention and other community resources in a timely manner. Early detection of developmental delays through developmental screening and follow-up can promote a child's healthy development.

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