The third phase of the Multi-State Learning Collaborative (MLC) is a three-year Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative designed to build quality improvement capacity within state and local health departments. This commentary provides a brief overview of the MLC, a methodological description of its evaluation and preliminary findings.
Major evaluation data sources include quarterly reports, surveys, case studies and key informant interviews. Preliminary survey data and quarterly reports from year one provide some early evidence that states are progressing toward MLC goals. Approximately 27 percent of local health departments in the 16 participant states report that they have begun to prepare for national accreditation and approximately 39 percent report implementation of at least one quality improvement project within the past 12 months. Ongoing data collection efforts are under way to more fully address the evaluation questions.
- 1 Quality Improvement in Public Health
- 2 Quality Improvement and Performance
- 3 Achieving a Culture of Quality Improvement
- 4 Defining Quality Improvement in Public Health
- 5 Opportunities to Advance Quality Improvement in Public Health
- 6 Supporting Public Health Departments' Quality Improvement Initiatives
- 7 The National Public Health Performance Standards
- 8 Taking Improvement Action Based on Performance Results
- 9 State Landscape in Public Health Planning and Quality Improvement
- 10 The Quality Improvement Experience in a High-Performing Local Health Department
- 11 Quality Improvement in Local Health Departments
- 12 Promoting Quality Improvement and Achieving Measurable Change
- 13 Evaluating the Multi-State Learning Collaborative
- 14 Driving Quality Improvement in Local Public Health Practice
- 15 Realizing Transformational Change Through Quality Improvement in Public Health
- 16 Quality Improvement and Accreditation
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