As demands on the U.S. public health system continue to increase, more quality improvement strategies are needed to support the system and improve outcomes. Public health agencies, like leaders in other industries, are developing quality improvement approaches for application in public health settings. Bringing together local, state and national healthcare practitioners and other stakeholders in quality improvement and quality assurance efforts has yielded several best practices and lessons for public health stakeholders. However, more work is needed if quality improvement is to become standard practice in public health.
In this assignment you will read the article “Quality Improvement in Public Health: Lessons Learned from a Multi-State Learning Collaborative.” You will list the major concepts within the article and explain the positive outcomes in the two case studies. Further explore the how quality improvement programs could be systematically used in public health systems and explain the goals, values, and vision that should be considered in implementing such programs. Finally, consider the future, after such programs have been created and findings have been determined. How would ensure that the findings are implemented and followed in public health and public health policy in the future? This paper should be at least 1000 words in length. The paper has at least three references. Your writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful. All sources used should be properly cited using APA formatting.