The Community QI Collective is an applied program focused on building capacity for quality improvement that provides resources, coaching, and peer support to help organizations make improvements to create a better experience for their clients and staff with an aim to ultimately make health better in Saskatchewan. Participating organizations learn tools and approaches that can help them use resources more effectively and find ways to reduce barriers to service and increase support so that Saskatchewan residents can more easily access the services they need when they need them.
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How can quality improvement improve health-related services?
Community organizations are essential to creating a Saskatchewan where everyone enjoys optimal health. But often these organizations (especially community-based organizations) work with limited resources. Quality improvement is one way to improve outcomes, by getting better value out of the resources we have available. A process can be redesigned to be faster or more reliable just by changing a few steps. Helping organizations learn the science of quality improvement gives them the tools to make small tests of change.
Organizations across sectors are challenged to do more with less resources. Participating in the Community QI Collective will help teams understand their organization’s current performance, map out the desired future state, and help make small, incremental improvements to reach their goals.
Who is a part of the Community QI Collective?
The Collective involves a diverse range of organizations. Some are community-based organizations that provide direct services to families in our communities. Others are governmental organizations that focus more on program development and policy infrastructure. And others are ministry-related – providing service (such as education) or granting agencies. What they all have in common is a desire to make improvements that let them do more for their clients, and a passion for enabling all communities and families to thrive.
QI Collective Cohort 1
The first cohort of the Collective included the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), Family Service Saskatoon, Family Service Regina, SaskCulture, Interval House Saskatoon, and Northern Lights School Division.
QI Collective Cohort 2
Participants in the second cohort of the Collective included the Battlefords Concern for Youth, Chokecherry Studios, PARTNERS Family Services, Ranch Ehrlo Society, Saskatoon Open Door Society, Tamarack Foundation, and Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.
QI Collective Cohort 3
Six organizations that participated in the third cohort, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon and Area, Autism Services of Saskatoon, Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan, Youth Matter, Embracing Life Initiative and YWCA Saskatoon Crisis Shelter.
QI Collective Cohort 4
The fourth cohort of the Collective includes Prairie Harm Reduction, BridgePoint Center for Eating Disorders, FASD Network of Saskatchewan/ Integrated Justice Program, Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre and Community Safety & Well-Being.
QI Collective 5
If you are interested in learning how to make impactful, sustainable changes in an organization involved in the health and well-being of aging and older adults, please email QICollective@hqc.sk.ca for more information.
Contact the Community QI Collective program coordinator
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