To provide routine learning opportunities, we host monthly National Technical Assistance (TA) Calls. These calls cover a variety of topics highlighting key quality improvement concepts and methodologies. We have utilized webinar platforms since 2006 to encourage interactions between presenters and participants.
The TA Calls are offered monthly and facilitated by quality improvement experts. Fellow HIV providers are encouraged to share experiences, best practices, and Ryan White Program Part-specific information and examples. Slides and the audio recordings can be accessed online. Since inception, participants have joined our webinars to learn from champions in the Ryan White community.
Selected topics of TA webinars have included:
Successes to date:
To sign up for the next monthly TA Call schedule and access past webinar slides or recordings |NationalQualityCenter.org/nqc-activities/national-technical-assistance-calls/
Over the years, we have provided a forum to discuss improvement efforts; and these have led to the implementation of national collaboratives. In 2006, for example, we concluded the ‘Part B Collaborative Demonstration Project: Improving Care for People Living with HIV Disease.’ This collaborative built quality-improvement capacity in state health departments.
Part B Collaborative Demonstration Project overview:
Guiding domains of the collaborative included:
To capture lessons learned from this initiative for other Part B quality management programs, we published ‘Building Capacity of Statewide Quality Management Programs, NQC’s Guide for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part B Grantees.’ To access this guide | NationalQualityCenter.org/PartBCollaborative
To learn more about its successes, specifically how administrative processes were improved and how relationships between stakeholders and constituents were strengthened |NationalQualityCenter.org//nqc-activities/collaboratives/part-b-collaborative/
In 2006, we initiated the ‘Low Incidence Initiative’ to build the clinical quality management capacity of low incidence states. This initiative involved teams from 17 states working together to develop and refine their HIV-specific quality management plans and programs.
Low Incidence Initiative overview:
Map of Low Incidence Initiative participating states.
The outcomes of this Initiative included:
To learn more the Low Incidence Initiative and its successes| NationalQualityCenter.org/nqc-activities/collaboratives/low-incidence-initiative/
To provide opportunities for Ryan White grantees to learn more about quality improvement, we held our first Quality Institute at the 2006 All-Grantee Meeting (AGM) in Washington, D.C.
NQC sponsored the following AGM activities:
To access the slides from our workshops at the 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012 AGM |NationalQualityCenter.org/nqc-activities/hiv-aids-bureau-ryan-white-conference/