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Assessing a Quality Improvement Project in a Georgia County Health Department
Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research
  • Dayna S. Alexander, Georgia Southern University
  • William C. Livingood, Georgia Southern University
  • Nandi A. Marshall, Georgia Southern University
  • Angela Peden, Georgia Southern University
  • Russell B. Toal, Georgia Southern University
  • Gulzar H. Shah, Georgia Southern University
  • Alesha Wright, Georgia Southern University
  • Purity Cummings, Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Ketty Gonzalez, Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Lynn D. Woodhouse, Georgia Southern University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2013
DOI
10.13023/FPHSSR.0206.03
Abstract

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.

Citation Information
Dayna S. Alexander, William C. Livingood, Nandi A. Marshall, Angela Peden, et al.. "Assessing a Quality Improvement Project in a Georgia County Health Department" Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research Vol. 2 Iss. 6 (2013) p. 3 - 8 ISSN: 2169-1584
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nandi-marshall/14/