Top 3 Resources from USAID ASSIST

Vicky Ramirez

Consultant, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

These were the most viewed resources from the USAID ASSIST website in 2016. Check them out:

1. Kenya Quality Model for Health: A Training Course for the Health Sector

This trainer’s manual guides the trainer on how to deliver the Kenya Quality Model for Health course. It provides the trainer with all pertinent information to facilitate effective delivery of the course. This information includes an eclectic approach to training leaning towards a competency-based approach. The course syllabus also includes details of course description, course goal and objectives, training methodology, selection criteria, course duration, course modules and schedule, and step-by-step guidance on how to deliver each session or unit of the training course. Course units are available for download here.

2. Cause-and-Effect Analysis

A cause-and-effect analysis generates and sorts hypotheses about possible causes of problems within a process by asking participants to list all of the possible causes and effects for the identified problem. Cause-and-effect analysis allows problem solvers to broaden their thinking and look at the overall picture of a problem. Cause-and-effect diagrams can reflect either causes that block the way to the desired state or helpful factors needed to reach the desired state. See an example here.

3. Improvement Methods Toolkit

Drawing on over 25 years of experience with health care improvement, the USAID ASSIST Project applies to health care a set core principles that underlie the science of improvement. Improvement methods help us make systematic changes in the way health care is delivered to increase the likelihood that those changes will result in better care. Browse through the improvement methods to better understand their application to improving health care here.

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