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MIECHV Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)


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

The Oregon Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program is leading Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) efforts. CQI is a process of ongoing data collection and review, to understand how to improve health services and the health of people and communities.

For 2018, MIECHV is focusing on addressing infant safe sleep practices to help reduce the number of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUIDs) in Oregon. SUID is the death of an infant less than 1 year of age that occurs suddenly and unexpectedly, and whose cause is not immediately obvious before investigation. According to the 2016 Vital Statistics Annual Report Volume 2, 33 infants died due to (SUID) in Oregon in 2016 (Oregon Health Authority Center for Health Statistics, 2016 Vital Statistics Annual Report Volume 2). For more information, please see Safe Sleep for Babies.

Webinar: MIECHV 2018 State CQI Project on Safe Sleep (video)

Slides: MIECHV 2018 State CQI Project on Safe Sleep Webinar (PDF)

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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