MPHI is hosting a five-day, new virtual workshop, Advancing Equity through Quality Improvement. The workshop is a practitioner’s guide to using Quality Improvement methods to achieve equitable services and outcomes. In the workshop, the facilitators explain the foundations of Quality Improvement (QI) and the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle to support professionals in using QI methods and tools to achieve equitable services and outcomes.

The dialogue-based sessions are led by experienced co-facilitators and runs Aug. 24, 26, 31, and Sept. 1 and 8 from 1:30 – 4:30 PM EST

The workshop will:

  • Bring practical, accessible information to public health professionals and providers who are unfamiliar with QI and/or with using data and information to guide equitable improvement efforts;
  • Lead with the principle that there is no quality without equity
  • Emphasize how QI helps public health professionals and providers can better meet the diverse needs of those who are providing, receiving, and partnering in services;
  • Illustrate how the use of QI methods and tools leads to increased efficiency, efficacy, and equity;
  • Introduce participants to QI concepts and critical tools that support equitable services and outcomes
  • Support participants in centering equity throughout the PDSA cycle.

The five-day virtual workshop is spread over two and a half weeks and provides participants small and large group discussions, polling, and hands-on activities throughout, and will have the opportunity to practice and apply what they are learning. Participants will also learn how QI methods and tools can help organizations achieve equitable services and outcomes. The registration fee is $595 per person. Participants must attend all five sessions to receive a certificate of completion.

To learn more and register for the Advancing Equity through Quality Improvement Workshop, visit https://www.mphi.org/eiaqi/.  For all questions, email equityinaction@mphi.org.

All registered participants will receive the following:

  • A hard copy of Embracing Quality in Public Health: A Practitioner’s Quality Improvement Guidebook
  • A hard copy of The Public Health Memory Jogger II, and
  • Access to a shared electronic portal that includes all other workshop materials.

Meet The Facilitators

Jeanette Ball

Jeanette Ball, MS, is a Public Health Improvement Specialist for the Center for Healthy Communities at MPHI. Ms. Ball supports state, local, and tribal health departments on state and national accreditation readiness activities such as strategic planning, workforce development, and performance management. She provides quality improvement training, coaching, and technical assistance to state, local, and tribal health departments, and early childhood professionals/direct-service providers across a variety of projects. Ms. Ball is a trained Technology of Participation (ToP) methods facilitator, a ToP Strategic Planning facilitator, and has participated in Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership (MAPP) training. She received her Masters of Science in Applied Sociology from Clemson University.

Brittney Spitzley

Brittney Spitzley, MPH, is a Public Health Improvement Specialist in the Center for Healthy Communities at MPHI. In this capacity, Ms. Spitzley provides learning opportunities to public health professionals and early childhood professionals/providers focused on quality improvement, through virtual and in-person trainings and workshops, technical assistance, and coaching. To support this work, Ms. Spitzley develops learning materials for a variety of audiences and ensures the materials and opportunities are accessible. She also provides support to state, local, and tribal health departments in a variety of public health improvement activities to support their readiness for state and national accreditation.