Despite differences among Ryan White Program Parts, our overarching goal remains the same: provide seamless access to high quality HIV care. For the first time, Ryan White grantees from all Program Parts across states came together to form a national model for cross-Part quality improvement collaboration. The ‘Cross-Part Quality Management Collaborative’ was designed to align quality management goals in order to cooperatively meet legislative mandates.
The Cross Part Collaborative aimed to:
Cross Part Collaborative overview:
Table regarding the adoption of key quality management infrastructure elements by state.
Successes of the Collaborative:
Table with key performance measurement changes over time.
To learn more about cross-Part activities and a recent impact study on this NQC Collaborative | NationalQualtyCenter.org/nqc-activities/collaboratives/cross-part-collaborative/
Are you looking for a forum to showcase your quality improvement achievements? We have created the ‘Quality of Care Award Program’ to recognize Ryan White grantees and individuals across all Parts who have demonstrated outstanding progress in improving the quality of HIV care. We promote these quality champions to further spread quality improvement nationally.
Quality Awards are given out in the following categories:
In collaboration with the HIV/AIDS Bureau, we annually select winners and invite them to share their improvement stories with other grantees. Over 25 Quality Awards have been given out so far. Just remember, in the Quality Awards, the real winners are patients.
To learn more about our past winners, and their profiles, or make a nomination for a future national quality improvement award | NationalQualityCenter.org/nqc-activities/quality-award-program/
We recognize that newly funded Ryan White grantees are often unfamiliar with the intricacies of developing sound clinical quality management programs in accordance with legislative guidelines. In 2008, we launched a 12-month initiative to target five newly funded Transitional Grant Areas (TGAs) to assist them in meeting their quality management expectations. We held our kick-off call in July 2008 with the following TGA grantees: Baton Rouge, LA; Charlotte/Gastonia/Concord, NC/SC; Indianapolis, IN; Memphis, TN; and Nashville/Davidson/Murfreesboro, TN.
The aims of the initiative were to:
Successes of the TGA Initiative:
To learn more about this TGA Initiative and how your EMA can benefit from this initiative |NationalQualityCenter.org/nqc-activities/collaboratives/transitional-grant-area-tga-initiative/
Can’t find a resource that addresses your particular problem? Look no further. In 2008, we updated our NQC-branded website to make it easier for you to access our extensive library of over 300 publications, tools, and guides, created just for you. We are continually updating our web-based portals and resources. During each 4-month period, NQC records over 50,000 page views and over 15,000 website visits.
Also in 2008, we launched our first monthly newsletter. This newsletter provides quality management updates to the Ryan White community. The newsletter shares best practices from grantees across Ryan White Program Parts, highlights local quality provider and consumer champions, and provides information about upcoming events. So far, well over 70 monthly newsletters have been issued, reaching more than 15,000 quality improvement contacts every month.
To sign up to the newsletter or read past newsletter issues | NationalQualityCenter.org/about-nqc/nqc-e-newsletter/