Quality Improvement

Quality Improvement

Transformation Quality in Public Health, Unit B

​​Unit B: ​Quality Measurement

This module provides key definitions and concepts for performance measurement.  Learn practical tips for selecting and using quality and performance measurement to effectively monitor system performance.  A step-by-step example illustrates the process and provides a reference for implementation.

Learning Objectives



  1. Institute of Medicine, Committee on Public Health Strategies to Improve Health. 2010. For the public's health: The role of measurement in action and accountability. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. 4 pp.​
  2. Promotion of Improvement as a Science. Marshall M., Pronovost P. and M. Dixon-Woods, The Lancet, 2013. 38(9864): 419-421.​​​
  3. Identifying Continuous Quality Improvement Priorities in Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting. Julie Preskitt, PhD, MSOT, MPH; Matthew Fifolt, PhD; Peter M. Ginter, PhD; Andrew Rucks, PhD; Martha S. Wingate, DrPH. J Public Health Management Practice, 2014, 00(00), 1–9.7​

Complete Module (pg 19-21)
Applied Methods for Health Transformation Implementation in Maternal and Child Health FINAL.pdf

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