Collaborative Improvement

Mise en Œuvre du Collaboratif d’Amélioration de la Qualité en Côte d’Ivoire sur 60 Sites Pilotes

En Côte d’Ivoire la prévalence du VIH est de 3,7% et constitue une menace et un défi majeur de santé publique. La prise en charge des personnes vivants avec le VIH a atteint une couverture nationale mais la qualité des soins et services...

Improving Quality in Healthcare: A Practical Guide for Health Care Providers

This document is designed to help professionals who want to start quality improvement (QI) programmes in their workplace. It starts with a real example about how staff at a hospital in India used QI methods to provide better care to...

IBP Consortium Conference in Ethiopia: Scaling Up Family Planning & Reproductive Health Best Practices

This international meeting sponsored the Implementing Best Practices (IBP) Consortium was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 15-19, 2015.  The conference, Hands on for Scaling Up Family Planning & Reproductive Health Best Practices: Experience and Challenges from Africa, sought to exchange global and country experiences for scaling up family planning and reproductive health best practices and provide some hands-on application of systematic approaches to scale-up through presentations and case study exercises.

Lessons Learned from Ghana's Project Fives Alive! A Practical Guide for Designing and Executing Large-Scale Improvement Initiatives

Project Fives Alive! is a partnership between the National Catholic Health Service of Ghana and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in the United States. Based on seven years of implementation experience scaling up high-impact...

Engaging frontline health providers in improving the quality of health care using facility-based improvement collaboratives in Afghanistan: case study

This case-study describes the work of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) and the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in Afghanistan to apply the collaborative improvement approach to reduce maternal and newborn mortality and...

Improving Health Care: The Results and Legacy of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project

This final report of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) summarizes the key accomplishments and learning of this seven-year global technical assistance project of the USAID Office of Health Systems. Implemented from 2007-2014,...

The case for collaborative improvement

Lani Marquez

Knowledge Management Director, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

Collaborative improvement – an improvement strategy that harnesses the efforts of many teams or sites to work together intensively for a defined period to achieve “breakthrough” improvements in a specific area of care – is getting increasing attention as an effective health care improvement methodology.

ICAP’s quality improvement training program recently featured a webinar by Dr. Lynne Miller Franco, our colleague at EnCompass LLC, presenting findings from an evaluation commissioned by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to examine the evidence from a large number of collaboratives carried out under USAID’s Quality Assurance and Health Care Improvement projects.

Improvement collaboratives in health care: Health Foundation Evidence Scan No. 21

This evidence scan explores research about whether improvement collaboratives help to improve quality in health care and the factors that may be key to their success. It was commissioned by The Health Foundation , an independent charity...

MaNHEP Learning Sessions

This document summaries the experience of the Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership (MaNHEP) in conducting learning sessions. The guide summaries how MaNHEP used learning sessions to facilitate learning between sites and...

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