HFP hosts two day training on quality improvement for community health centers

Philadelphia – On May 2 and 3, health care professionals from 16 health centers participating in the Health Federation of Philadelphia’s (HFP) Health Center Controlled Network gathered for training in quality improvement. The training provided a space to share best practices, build relationships and practice using population health management software, an important component of quality improvement in health care.

The two-day session provided training in immediately applicable skills including:

  • Hands-on practice developing manageable quality improvement projects
  • Reviewing methods to engage stakeholders and health center leadership
  • Sharing ways to overcome barriers in developing and sustaining quality improvement projects
  • Training in using the population health management software i2i Tracks.

“The training created a safe space for community health center staff focused on quality and performance improvement projects to discuss the challenges and barriers they experience and struggles they may face around sustainability, resources and accountability,” said Holly Hainsworth, project manager for HFP’s Health Center Controlled Network. “Participants discussed their challenges, brainstormed solutions together, obtained tips from others and talked through processes and issues.”

This event is part of an ongoing effort to provide training and technical assistance to health centers across Pennsylvania through the Health Center Controlled Network. The ultimate goal of the program is to help health care providers operate more efficiently and effectively for the benefit of their patients.

For more information on the Health Center Controlled Network, contact Suzanne Cohen, senior director of population health.