Involving Health Posts in Quality Improvement of Prenatal Care in the Context of Zika

With the support of ASSIST, the personnel of the health posts were trained in the components of prenatal care in the context of Zika. The health center’s quality improvement team also shared with them one of its best practices: the use of a stamp in the medical record to prompt and record screening, counseling, and condom delivery to pregnant women. In addition, they wanted to share with them other elements of quality improvement, such as teamwork, measurement of indicators, and collaborative learning. This case study describes the process that was carried out to form improvement teams in the health posts, engage them in adopting the best practice of the health center, measure indicators of compliance with standards, and together learn how to improve their performance.

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USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project/URC
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