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Assessing a Quality Improvement Project in A Geogia County Health Department


Quality improvement among Georgia’s public health systems continues to be a major priority for the Georgia Public Health Practice Based Research Network.

The Issue:

This article focuses on the application and evaluation of a quality improvement (QI) project in a Georgia County Health Department. The QI team sought to reduce the waiting time in the teen clinic; thereby, increasing the QI culture one project at a time in this healthd department. Georgia County's project revealed that QI is a continuous process that requires change and adaptation by employees.

This initial QI project was the first step in helping to establish QI culture in the County Health Department.