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Session 611; A Qualitative Evaluation Component of a Healthcare-based, Multi-year Quality Improvement Initiative 

11-13-2009 19:49

In May 2007, Nemours Health and Prevention Services (NHPS) began a quality improvement initiative (QII) among a sample of primary care pediatric clinic sites (n=11) and school wellness centers (n=4) in Delaware. The purpose of this two year initiative was to determine if quality improvement strategies, education, and tools could improve primary care provider care and outcomes related to childhood overweight. As part of the comprehensive evaluation, in April 2008 (Year 1) a series of focus groups (n=4) was conducted so that participating physicians and staff could provide NHPS with critical feedback on QII components, materials, and tools. In Year 2, a second round of focus groups (n=4) will be conducted by June 2009, so to determine sustainability and effectiveness of Year 1 changes to QII components. Results from both rounds of focus groups, along with implications for improvement of the QII will be presented.

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