Quality Improvement Self-Study Guide for Faculty at Health Worker Training Institutions
To establish a health workforce competent in using improvement approaches to identify and address gaps in care, health workers should be taught improvement methods during pre-service training. However, pre-service training institution faculty are often unprepared to teach improvement methods because they also lack sufficient understanding of or competency in the approaches used to improve the quality of care.
This self-study guide was first developed by the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project in Kenya for the faculty of four pre-service medical training institutions. It was originally designed to provide faculty with an initial grounding in the theoretical and practical aspects of improving the quality of health care prior to a curriculum development workshop. This revised guide has been adapted for a general audience. It is intended to be used as a first step for faculty to learn more about improvement methods and approaches before engaging in the development and integration of an improvement module.