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 about findings from an ACF-sponsored study on workshop implementation factors that predict the likelihood of program completion among participants from the 2015 cohort of Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood grantees. Includes considerations for how grantees could use the study’s findings for program improvement efforts.

    Sep 2022
  • Webinar discussed the topic of reflecting on CQI processes. It touches on the importance of reflecting and what to reflect on, and includes an activity that CQI teams can use to reflect internally on what’s working and where there are opportunities for improvement.  

    Aug 2022
  • Webinar covered considerations for sustaining gains from a successful CQI effort. It presents three steps that support sustaining outcomes post-testing. These steps include reflecting on learning; formalizing your improvement strategy; and planning for scaling and sustainability.

    Jul 2022
  • Tip sheet shares a tool that grantees can use to synthesize findings across data sources in a road test. This matrix tool is useful for organizing insights by key learning questions.

    Jul 2022
  • Webinar covered considerations for monitoring improvement following the implementation of a strategy. It covers the three types of measures that are helpful for assessing the success of a strategy, and introduces run charts as a useful visualization tool for monitoring improvement.

    Jun 2022
  • Webinar covered the key steps in the CQI process for distilling takeaways and making decisions after a road test. The presentation includes grantee responses to an in-session activity that allowed teams to engage with data together.

    May 2022
  • Tip sheet covers the COM-B framework for understanding human behavior and discusses how COM-B can be a useful tool in your team's efforts to design and implement improvement strategies. It also provides an example of how to use COM-B in practice, detailing a design activity to use with staff to brainstorm facilitators and barriers to change.

    May 2022
  • Tip sheet covers considerations related to planning, conducting, and analyzing data from focus groups. It also includes a summary of key logistical steps related to planning a focus group, and a notetaking template your team can use to ensure you're capturing key insights, quotes, and context.

    Apr 2022
  • Webinar covered common challenges that occur when road testing and offered strategies for getting ahead of them. The presentation includes grantee responses to an in-session poll question about challenges they've encountered when road testing. 

    Apr 2022
  • Webinar described key data collection methods to support learning as part of a road test. The session touched on considerations for using different methods as part of a road test, including surveys, interviews, focus groups, and administrative data. It also included presentations from two grantees on how they have used data to learn about their improvement strategies.

    Mar 2022