The Primary Care Coalition (PCC) has developed the Guide to Quality Improvement in a Safety-Net Setting, a resource designed to assist safety-net clinics and smaller clinical practices to systematically improve chronic condition management and preventive screening rates for their patients. Our work, which focused on improving mammography screening rates, was heavily influenced by the Model for Improvement. The Model for Improvement, developed by Associates in Process Improvement and championed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is a simple, yet powerful tool for accelerating improvement. This model is not meant to replace change models that organizations may already be using, but rather to accelerate improvement.
This guide shares recommended interventions and successful strategies that have been tested and documented locally, drawing on formal quality improvement efforts from around the world. This approach can be used by any primary care practice interested in improving its care. While it was originally focused on breast health screening improvement, the step-by-step instructions, examples, and resources have been adapted to support process improvement programs for any type of rapid innovation in primary care. We encourage you to use these practices with any patient population, screening protocol, or chronic condition management guideline.
|Guide For Quality Improvement in a Safety-Net Setting [Complete]|
|Forming the Quality Improvement Team|
|Quality Improvement Team Charter Worksheet|
|Meeting Skills Assessment|
|Program Sustainability Assessment Tool|