A Quality Improvement Collaborative is a short-term learning program that brings together teams from multiple sites across a region to seek improvement in a focused topic area. The goal is to raise the bar on Quality Improvement skills of providers and organizations serving vulnerable older adults and children impacted by poverty across western and central New York.
Since 2005, we have conducted seven Quality Improvement Collaboratives. Of the seven, six aimed to improve the health and well-being of frail elders; three focused on improving care transitions and three addressed falls prevention. One Collaborative, The Right Start, targeted the social, emotional and behavioral well-being of young children in poverty.
This report focuses on evaluating the four that were funded between 2005 and 2011, including three that addressed care for vulnerable older adults and one addressing children in communities of poverty.
Date Published: June 1, 2014