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Quality Improvement 101. Year Developed: 2016. Source: National Institute for Children's Healthcare Quality. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Interactive Learning Tool. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced.

Annotation: This interactive course teaches the fundamentals of quality improvement (QI) and how to use this methodology to create effective, beneficial change. Lessons and exercises go over important elements such as the model for improvement, Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles, implementation and spread. Worksheets and other resources are included.

Learning Objectives: • Describe the necessary ingredients for improvement. • Identify the components of an aim statement. • Write an aim statement. • Describe the three types of improvement measures. • Describe the use of run charts in improvement. • Understand the components of a run chart and the information it provides. • Follow the steps in a Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle to test a change. • Describe the key components of an implementation strategy. • Describe the Breakthrough Series learning collaborative framework for spread.

Lessons Learned from Measuring Return on Investment in Public Health Quality Improvement Initiatives. Year Developed: 2016. Source: Center for Public Health Quality. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: n.a.. Level: Intermediate. Length: n.a..

Annotation: This article describes the approach and ongoing learning from applying return on investment (ROI) and economic impact (EI) analyses to public health QI projects and analyze the results in order to illustrate ROI potential in public health.

Using Process Flow Diagramming To Understand and Improve MCH Systems and Position Title V for Health Care Reform. Year Developed: 2015. Source: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. Presenter(s): Amanda Cornett, MPH; Kori Flower, MS, MD, MPH; Kristen Hassmiller Lich, MHA, PhD; Sue Ewy, MS. Type: Video. Level: Intermediate. Length: 98 minutes.

Annotation: This interactive, hands‐on workshop provides background on process flow diagramming, features a presentation by a state from the National MCH Workforce Development Center cohort, and gives participants an opportunity to practice process flow diagramming using a simulated MCH process. Participants leave with a plan to apply this tool to MCH processes in their state/territory. To lead in health care reform, Title V agencies need enhanced training and tools for understanding complex processes. The National MCH Workforce Development Center (WDC) at UNC Chapel Hill has partnered with MCHB and AMCHP to offer intensive training to state and territorial Title V leaders. In the first WDC cohort, process flow diagramming has been a powerful tool for identifying areas for reducing redundancy and eliminating gaps in services.

Raising the Bar with a New Performance Management System. Year Developed: 2015. Source: Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange. Presenter(s): Stephen Johnson. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Intermediate. Length: 90 minutes.

Annotation: This webinar discusses considerations for developing a performance management system and provides a demonstration of the performance management system developed by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. The presenter also discusses some key challenges encountered with the system and how the team is working to overcome those challenges. The context of the presentation is accreditation of the county by the Public Health Accreditation Board.

Qualitative Methods for Public Health: An Overview and Introduction. Year Developed: 2015. Source: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Office of Epidemiology and Research. Presenter(s): Hannah Cooper, ScD. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Intermediate. Length: n.a.. List of Webinar Archives from MCHB

Annotation: This webinar discussed how to critically assess the strengths and weakness of qualitative research papers and evaluation projects. Webinar addresses how to contribute to the development of a qualitative research or evaluation project.

Learning Objectives: • Critically assess the strengths and weakness of qualitative research papers and evaluation projects. • Contribute to the development of a qualitative research or evaluation project.

Performance Measurement and Title V Transformation: Building Skills to Select and Design Measures for MCH 3.0. Year Developed: 2015. Source: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. Presenter(s): Donna Petersen, ScD, MHS; Michael Kogan, PhD. Type: Video. Level: Intermediate. Length: 130 minutes.

Annotation: This skills‐building session provides participants with the knowledge and skills to determine the most appropriate NPMs based on state needs as part of the transformation of Title V; the workshop also focuses on development of state‐initiated Structure/Process measures. The transformation of Title V is almost complete and signifies a new era for MCH programs. During 2014‐15, state Title V programs will be completing five‐year needs assessments to select a new set of state MCH priorities and state performance measures; with the implementation of MCH 3.0, states also will select a subset of national performance measures (NPMs). In 2016, each Title V program will need to develop state‐initiated Structure and Process Measures to directly measure their impact on the NPMs.

Orientation to the State Systems Development Initiative Minimum/Core Dataset Implementation Guide. Year Developed: 2015. Source: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Presenter(s): Mary Kay Kenney; Dina Dickerson. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Intermediate. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: This DataSpeak provided an orientation to the newly-developed and pilot-tested State Systems Development Initiative (SSDI) Minimum/Core Dataset Implementation Guide. The guide was created to support states in applying uniform standards to the development of the Minimum/Core indicators and included all Minimum/Core Dataset measures, data elements, data sources, procedures, and a recording mechanism. This orientation webinar included a high-level mapping of the Guide, Workbook, and Lookup Table contents, as well as a review of the instructional, data access, and recording processes.

Learning Objectives: • Define the purpose of the Guide. • Describe the major components of the Guide, the Workbook and Lookup Table. • Explain how to follow the instructions to get the required data in the Guide and record it in the Workbook. • The general overview presented in this webinar is a preview for a more in-depth presentation scheduled for the AMCHP Conference in January 2016.

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Operationalizing the Transformation of the MCH Block Grant. Year Developed: 2015. Source: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. Presenter(s): Michele Lawler, MS, RD; Christopher Dykton; EJ Tom. Type: Video. Level: Advanced. Length: 170 minutes.

Annotation: This skills‐building session provides state Title V directors and staff with practical information on how to operationalize the transformation of the Title V MCH Services Block Grant, with a focus on the changes impacting the submission of the fiscal year (FY) 2016 application, including the five‐year needs assessment, and FY 2014 annual report. The session focuses on the following areas: 1) new information system for the Title V Information System (TVIS); 2) new guidance for the MCH Block Grant Application Narrative; 3) new guidance for the MCH Block Grant National Performance Measures; and 4) new guidance for other parts of the MCH Block Grant application and annual report.

Newborn Screening Quality Improvement: State Initiatives to Improve Newborn Screening Processes. Year Developed: 2015. Source: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. Presenter(s): Paul Jarris, MD, MBA; Michael Lu, MD, MS, MPH; Will Humble, MPH; Celia Nabor, MPA; Karen McKeown, RN, MSN; Yvonne Kellar-Guenther, PhD. Type: Webinar. Level: Advanced. Length: 90 minutes. slides

Annotation: This webinar describes quality improvement initiatives in Arizona, Wisconsin, and the Association of Public Health Laboratories' Newborn Screening Technical Assistance and Evaluation Program (NewSTEPs). The presenters also discuss successes, challenges, and lessons learned to strengthen newborn screening systems across the United States.

Evaluation Overview and Methods I Lecture: Theory of Change, Framework for Evaluation, and Logic Models. Year Developed: 2015. Source: CityMatCH. Presenter(s): Patricia O’Campo, PhD. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Intermediate. Length: 13 slides. Slides

Annotation: This webinar for the 2015 Training Course in MCH Epidemiology presents a definition and steps in evaluation, and discusses evaluation stakeholder workgroups, theory of change and logic models, an example of housing models, issues of feasibility in evaluation, use and sharing of evaluation findings, short- and long-term outcomes. The lecture is accompanied by an exercise (<>).

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