QI Plan Checklist - Local Public Health Assessment and Planning - Minnesota Dept. of Health
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  • Plan is dated within the past year
  • Describes the current culture of quality and/or the desired future state of quality in the organization and how this culture aligns with the organization's mission/vision
  • Notes key elements of the QI team's governance structure
  • Includes glossary of key quality terms (common vocabulary)
  • Describes employee QI training
  • Outlines how organizational QI initiatives and results will be communicated to staff
  • Describes how improvement initiatives are to be identified and/or prioritized
  • Describes goals, objectives and measures with responsible person(s)/team(s) and time-framed targets identified for the various components of the plan
  • Describes monitoring of plan: Data collection and analysis process
  • Describes monitoring of plan: How actions will be taken to make improvements based on progress reports
  • Describes monitoring of plan: How progress will be reported on the stated goals and objectives
  • Describes process to assess effectiveness of the plan

The review checklists for the strategic plan, community health improvement plan (CHIP) and quality improvement (QI) plan are based on the PHAB standards and other state and national resources (see Checklist References, below). MDH recommends that, whether or not a CHB is actively considering accreditation, they consult the PHAB standards as a point of reference as they engage in the assessment and planning process. The standards serve as a guide for demonstrating accountability to stakeholders, improving the quality of work, enhancing credibility and increasing staff morale. Fulfilling the MDH assessment and planning requirements, however, is not a guarantee of meeting the PHAB standards for the purposes of accreditation.

The checklists for the strategic plan, community health improvement plan (CHIP) and quality improvement (QI) plan are based primarily on the PHAB standards, as well as NACCHO guidance and MDH local assessment and planning guidance. The tables below link each of the review characteristics to the appropriate PHAB, NACCHO or MDH reference.

Download: Checklist References (PDF)