Assessing a Quality Improvement Project in a Georgia County Health Department
Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research
The study and evaluation of quality improvement among Georgia’s public health systems continues to be a major priority for the Georgia Public Health Practice Based Research Network (GAPH-PBRN). This article focuses on the application and evaluation of a Quality Improvement project in a Georgia County Health Department. The QI team sought to reduce the waiting time in the teen clinic; thereby, increasing the Quality Improvement culture one project at a time in this Health Department. The project revealed that Quality Improvement is a continuous process that requires change and adaptation by employees. This initial Quality Improvement project was the first step in helping to establish Quality Improvement culture in the County Health Department.
Alexander, Dayna S., William C. Livingood, Nandi A. Marshall, Angela Peden, Russell B. Toal, Gulzar H. Shah, Alesha Wright, Purity Cummings, Ketty Gonzalez, Lynn D. Woodhouse.
"Assessing a Quality Improvement Project in a Georgia County Health Department."
Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research, 2 (6): 3-8.