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Reflections from Over a Decade of Managing Large, Global, USAID-Funded Quality Improvement Projects

This paper describes the insights and reflections of Dr. M. Rashad Massoud in directing the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project and the USAID Health Care Improvement (HCI) Project. These reflections...

The Next Frontier of Healthcare Quality Improvement: Remaining Gaps and Priorities

This paper is a synthesis of the views of leaders from the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project on where the field of improving healthcare is heading in the coming years. This paper outlines the journey...

Use of comparison groups in quality improvement: A review of analyses under the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project

Introduction : While evaluations of quality improvement interventions often show significant improvements in performance, they often lack comparison groups. The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project was...

A comparison of improvements in anemia indicators in ASSIST and non-ASSIST sites in Mali

This short report describes the findings of a USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project study to assess whether improvements in anemia prevention and management among women and children in Mali were greater...

Improving the Health of Mothers, Newborns, Children, and Adolescents in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Synthesis Report

Over its nearly eight years of implementation, the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project supported USAID's global Preventing Child and Maternal Deaths and Family Planning agendas by: Testing and...

Assessing changes in knowledge and factors influencing behavior related to Zika prevention among women receiving antenatal care in Latin America

The objectives of this study were to determine whether the quality improvement (QI) intervention supported by the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project was associated with a change in women’s knowledge...

USAID ASSIST Project FY20 Annual Performance Monitoring Report

University Research Co., LLC (URC) and its partners have completed almost eight years of implementation of the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project. This report is the 16 th and final Semi-Annual...

USAID ASSIST Project Research and Evaluation Report FY20

This annual report for FY20 summarizes the USAID ASSIST Project's research and evaluation activities in FY20, for the nine months that the project operated (October 1, 2019 through June 29, 2020). It provides a short description of each of...

USAID ASSIST Project Documentation and Knowledge Management Report FY20

This annual documentation and knowledge management report for the USAID ASSIST Project summarizes the project's documentation and knowledge management achievements during the nine months the project operated in FY20 (October 1, 2019...

Collaborative Improvement of Care and Support for Children and Families Affected by Zika in Selected Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean

As part of the USAID response to the Zika virus epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the USAID ASSIST Project applied quality improvement (QI) and collaborative learning methods to strengthen prenatal care, newborn care, and...

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