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  • August 24, 26, 31 and Sept. 1, 8

  • 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. EST

  • Virtual – Zoom Sessions

  • $595

For further questions please email equityinaction@mphi.org

The workshop will take place virtually with five, three-hour sessions conducted over a two-and-a-half-week period.
Participants must attend all five sessions to receive a certificate of completion.

Workshop Description

The Equity in Action Workshop: Advancing Equity through Quality Improvement is a practitioner’s guide to using Quality Improvement methods to achieve equitable services and outcomes. It is designed to engage and train staff on 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.

This workshop:

  • Brings 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;
  • Leads with the principle that there is no quality without equity;
  • Emphasizes how QI helps public health professionals and providers better meet the diverse needs of those who are providing, receiving, and partnering in services;
  • Illustrates how the use of QI methods and tools leads to increased efficiency, efficacy, and equity; and
  • Supports participants in centering equity throughout the PDSA cycle.

This workshop is interactive. Participants will engage in 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.

Before the Beginning of the Workshop, Participants will Receive:

  • 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
  • Access to a shared electronic portal that includes all other workshop materials

Meet the Facilitators

headshot of Jeanette Ball, MS

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.

headshot of Brittney Spitzley, MPH

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.