Global Health Mini-University 2018
The Global Health Mini-University (Mini-U) is an annual day-long learning forum for Global Health professionals and students. The Mini-U is a collaborative production of The USAID Bureau for Global Health and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.
ASSIST will be presenting two sessions:
Simple Rules for Strengthening Systems to Deliver Better Quality Healthcare- 22 October 2018: 2:00-3:00PM
ASSIST project's approach is to engage health care providers and managers in applying improvement science methods to achieve better compliance with evidence-based standards, improve health outcomes, and increase efficiency. The project's strong learning agenda has focused on key lessons learned for building sustainable capacity for assuring quality healthcare. This session presents simple rules for improving quality of complex adaptive systems like healthcare and challenges participants to apply them to making choices about where to invest health systems strengthening resources in a scenario drawn from the project's experience.
Improving Care Quality to Respond to the Zika Outbreak- 22 October 2018: 3:15- 4:15PM
ASSIST project is working with Ministries of Health and other partners in eight LAC countries to support development of clinical guidelines, capacity building of health care providers in Zika-related clinical care and counseling skills, and support for over 350 facility-based QI teams that are improving the quality of Zika-related health services through quality improvement collaboratives on Zika-related services in antenatal care, newborn care, and care and support for children and families affected by Zika, including psycho-emotional support. This session will explain how the model for improvement is used to improve Zika care through an interactive exercise to decide on improvement aims and changes to test to improve one aspect of Zika care.