Basics of Quality Improvement for Public Health Practitioners



This tutorial provides the basics of Quality Improvement and how it fits into the Performance Management Framework.


At the end of this tutorial you will be able to:

  1. Describe the basics of Quality Improvement within the Performance Management Framework.
  2. Describe the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) quality improvement cycle.


Originally launched May 2013

Estimated Time to Complete

1 hour


Free and open to the public.

Technical Requirements

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The planners and course authors have no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity. No commercial support has been accepted for this activity.

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Employed by or in New York State?

If you are employed by NYS or a local health department in NYS, we recommend that you enroll for this course through the NYS Department of Health Learning Management System (DOH LMS).