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CQI for Public Health: The Fundamentals

1 credit


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Course Description:

This two-module course provides participants with a basic understanding of continuous quality improvement (CQI) and provides guidance for leading quality improvement (QI) projects in public health departments. The course is delivered in an online, self-study format and takes approximately 1 hour to complete. Read on to learn more on how to complete the course and make the most of your learning.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction & Concepts

  • Define continuous quality improvement (CQI)
  • Identify the benefits of CQI in public health departments
  • List 5 key CQI concepts

Module 2: Leading Quality Improvement Projects

  • List considerations when establishing a quality improvement project team
  • Apply the 5 principles of improvement using a case example
  • Describe the PDSA cycle for testing change


The target audience for this course is anyone interested in quality improvement in public health.

Continuing Education:

This continuing education activity has been approved by the Ohio State Board of Sanitarian Registration for 1 hour. Course number: CE-0000001356 Clock Hours: 1

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) Activity Number: 2020-0000000087

Sponsored by the Center for Public Health Practice (MEP100177) a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., this program is designated for (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total category I contact hours in health education. Maximum advance-level contact hours available are 0.5. 

This course is approved for 1 CPH CEs by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. 

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