Continuous quality improvement is an important way to improve care for patients and ensure high quality care. HRSA-funded health centers are expected to have ongoing quality improvement/assessment programs that include clinical services and quality management. CPCA is committed to supporting members in developing, implementing, and maintaining quality improvement programs and plans.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Quality Improvement Training Curriculum Developer
The purpose of this RFP is to solicit responses from interested parties to work with CPCA to develop, and potentially deliver, a curriculum that supports QI capacity building. The curriculum development process encompasses the development, design, implementation plan, and evaluation of the curriculum. CPCA would like to see a time-based (e.g. 12 month) cohort learning program that uses a variety of virtual and in-person mediums to engage CHC staff from across the state to develop and sustain the continuous QI infrastructure within their health center site or organization.
CPCA has identified four broad objectives to serve as the foundation of a potential QI+ program, which would include training, technical assistance (TA), and coaching. The overarching goal of the program would be to enable California’s health centers to use empirical data to demonstrate the value of CHCs as efficient and high-quality holistic care providers.
- Objective 1: A strong QI infrastructure is embedded throughout health center organizations.
- Objective 2: Establish and sustain a culture of data.
- Objective 3: Develop leadership that reinforces a culture of continuous change.
- Objective 4: Efficiently utilize resources and leverage partnerships.
CPCA Training Opportunities
Designed to disseminate best practices and share innovative projects that directly support quality improvement and practice transformation efforts. This event will feature educational sessions on compliance, quality improvement, and health information technology. General keynote speakers will address important topics such as patient engagement, quality assurance/improvement, data collection and analytics, and the strategic use of technology to support the overall practice of effectiveness.
Offers health centers a collection of recorded trainings on a variety of topics relevant to quality improvement. These webinars can be viewed by an unlimited number of staff people at a convenient time for all attendees.
A training and technical assistance program that supports practice transformation across health center operations. Through intensive coaching, access to recorded and live content, this program offers clinics a wide variety of training opportunities to meet their exact needs. The purpose of the initiative is to create an integrated strategy to support community clinics and health centers to achieve patient centered health home, improve health outcomes, and position CHCs for ongoing participation in primary care delivery under health reform.
The Statewide Quality Improvement Committee
Comprised of quality representatives from community health centers and regional consortiums. Their purpose is to map out and guide a statewide quality improvement vision and provide the infrastructure that is needed for a statewide quality framework.
CPCA is committed to linking health centers with relevant and timely resources and best practices for achieving and maintaining the quadruple aim. We recognize there are a number of organizations dedicated to supporting healthcare quality improvement and this list represents just a few nationally recognized agencies.
CPCA Staff Contact
If you have any questions, or need more information regarding quality planning please contact:
Allie Budenz, Associate Director of Quality Improvement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 440-8170