Continuous Quality Improvement

Continuous quality improvement is the complete process of identifying, describing, and analyzing strengths and problems and then testing, implementing, learning from, and revising solutions. It relies on an organizational and/or system culture that is proactive and supports continuous learning. Continuous quality improvement is firmly grounded in the overall mission, vision, and values of the agency/system. Perhaps most importantly, it is dependent upon the active inclusion and participation of staff at all levels of the agency/system, children, youth, families, and stakeholders throughout the process (National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement and Casey Family Programs, 2005).

Watch Judy Shaw, Executive Director of Vermont Child Health Improvement Program, discuss the importance of and how you can implement CQI projects.

 

CQI Resources

References

National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement and Casey Family Programs. (2005). Using continuous quality improvement to improve child welfare practice. Retrieved April 13, 2011, from http://muskie.usm.maine.edu/helpkids/rcpdfs/CQIFramework.pdf