CQI in Public Health: The Fundamentals

Course Summary

This course introduces the principles of quality improvement and methods for problem-solving, provides details on the application of the Continuous Quality Improvement process, and identifies how to use a team to improve a process in an organization. It consists of three modules that provide the basics of quality improvement in public health.

Intended Audience

Those interested in quality improvement in public health.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define quality improvement
  • Distinguish a quality culture
  • Identify key CQI concepts and principles
  • Recognize that change is essential to improvement
  • Identify the problem-solving strategies
  • Explain the CQI process
  • Identify the current and desired states
  • Recognize the basic tools of quality improvement and how they are applied
  • Explain the steps for selecting a QI project
  • Define CQI team composition
  • Recognize the team development process
  • Define a CQI mission statement

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Continuous Quality Improvement 3.2. xxx

CEUs Offered

This continuing education activity has been approved by the Ohio State Board of Sanitarian Registration for 3 hours. CHES receive up to 3 Category I CECH in health education. Maximum advance-level contact hours available are 1.5




Online Self-Pace


1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

Register a free account

Creation and/or update

March 18, 2014