Support for Improvement

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...

Leading health care improvement: What leaders need to know to act. Lessons from East and West Africa

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Wednesday, September 12th, 9:00-10:00 a.m. ET (Washington, D.C.)

On Wednesday, September 12 we hosted the final webinar of our ASSIST Legacy Webinar Series.

Delivering quality health services: a global imperative for universal health coverage

This document — authored by WHO, OECD and The World Bank — describes the essential role of quality in the delivery of health care services. As nations commit to achieving universal health coverage by 2030, there is a growing...

Pilot study of quality of care training and knowledge in Sub-Saharan African medical schools

This study examines the capacity of medical schools in sub-Saharan African countries to teach about the concepts of quality of care and include these concepts in their curriculum. While 45% of the schools surveyed are teaching on at least...

Pre-service Quality Improvement Module Outline

The purpose of this module is for students in health care professions to attain knowledge, attitudes, and competencies required to continuously improve health care once they are in active service. At the end of this course, the learner...

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...

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