Guide Helps States Develop a Collaborative to Improve Health Outcomes
A new resource guide from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) can help policymakers work with other stakeholders to improve health outcomes in their State. The Quality Improvement Collaborative Resource Guide describes steps to follow to start and manage a State-level quality improvement collaborative. The Guide grew out of a three-year partnership between academia, Federal, and State agencies. The multistate consortium included California, Maine, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington, and sought to accelerate the process of research and knowledge uptake and the adoption of evidence-based clinical and delivery system practices to improve health outcomes. While these States followed the eight steps to improve mental health outcomes, the Guide can be used to drive change for any clinical issue.
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Implementing a State-Level Quality Improvement Collaborative
A Resource Guide From the Medicaid Network for Evidence-based Treatment (MEDNET)
This Resource Guide is designed to help State agencies and policymakers, as well as other stakeholders, implement a State-level quality improvement collaborative that addresses a specific clinical concern such as various mental health conditions that affect the Medicaid population. A quality improvement collaborative usually consists of policy leaders and health stakeholders working toward a common goal of improving performance on a well-defined quality measure or set of measures. This guide describes the core components of a quality improvement collaborative, including examples from the Medicaid Network for Evidence-based Treatment (MEDNET).
- MEDNET Resource Guide [ PDF File, 2.75 MB]
Page last reviewed November 2014