Continuous Quality Improvement Resources

This page provides resources on continuous quality improvement (CQI) for HMRF grantees. Below are information and resource links for practitioners and developers to use in developing CQI plans and implementing the CQI process.

Additional resources will be added over the coming months. Check back for updates!

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CQI Template

This template is intended to guide the development of CQI plans for the 2020 cohort grantees. It can be filled out by responding to the questions and prompts within each section.

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An Overview of the CQI Template

Provides a brief overview of the CQI template and introduces the graphical representation of the seven steps of a CQI process.

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  • Webinar covered activities to support user-centered strategy development. These included two empathy-focused activities – empathy mapping and journey mapping – to consider the needs of strategy “users” when designing for improvement. It also included an activity to foster collaborative strategy design with staff and/or partners called Round Robin.

    Aug 2023
  • Webinar covered recommendations for using an equity-focused CQI approach, which included being intentional about considering equity, enhancing inclusivity, and using data to explore and identify inequitable access and outcomes. The webinar presented tools and practices for enhancing intentionality, inclusion, and strategic data use.

    Jul 2023
  • Tip sheet covers considerations for applying the 4DX framework to CQI efforts. The framework offers four disciplines for helping teams to execute on key goals. This tip sheet summarizes content from three CQI office hours sessions in 2022 and 2023 that focused on aspects of 4DX and CQI.

    Jun 2023
  • Webinar covered tips for strengthening a data-driven culture in programs, with a focus on engaging frontline staff to use data to inform their work. Audience responses to several interactive questions related to data-driven practices are included.

    Jun 2023
  • Webinar covers low-burden data collection strategies to support CQI and includes suggestions.

    May 2023
  • Tip sheet covers considerations for developing learning questions to frame a road test and how to use them to reflect on road test results after the road test.

    Apr 2023
  • Tip sheet covers considerations for developing a comprehensive problem statement, a key step for defining a challenge at the start of an improvement effort. The resource also includes a worksheet to support grantees in developing a problem statement.

    Apr 2023
  • Tip sheet covers questions to help your team make decisions about next steps at two critical decision points in the CQI cycle – after the road test and at the end of a CQI cycle. It includes different paths based on how your team responds to key questions.

    Apr 2023
  • Webinar introduces the new CQI worksheet, a tool grantees can use to plan and document CQI cycles.  

    Apr 2023
  • This worksheet is a companion resource to the CQI Plan template. It is a streamlined, optional resource to help grantees organize information about their CQI cycles and review progress with their FPS and grant teams. New features include linked resources to support completing key steps and built-in reflection points. Download the worksheet and overwrite the instruction fields to document your plans and insights. Use Ctrl+click on the hyperlinks to access related resources.

    Apr 2023