What is Your ASRH Goal?
Some health centers may undertake adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) quality improvement (QI) with a specific goal in mind. However, for others, the improvement goals need to be identified.
Who Should Complete this Assessment?
This assessment should be completed and discussed collectively by all improvement team members (i.e., core group of staff from all organizational levels involved in implementing your QI initiative such as administrators, clinicians, and staff from the front desk/call-center as well as health informatics, finance, and QI departments). Consider having each team member complete it independently prior to discussing and coming to consensus as a group.
Take this brief needs assessment, tailored to Q4T, to help your health center’s improvement team determine where to focus activities to improve the quality and delivery of ASRH services.
Depending on organizational readiness and the needs identified, health centers may select one or multiple improvement goals for a given QI effort. The degree of organizational readiness may also affect whether a health center chooses an improvement goal to address a substantial or minimal gap in care.
For each goal, health centers may select one or multiple focus areas: Key Foundations, Service Delivery, Equipping Teams, and Engaging Adolescent Patients and Families.
For each goal and focus area, health centers may select one or multiple associated change strategies. These are actionable strategies that can be implemented and evaluated to assess improvements.
Once the needs assessment is completed, your health center’s improvement team can use the downloadable action plan to track your selected improvement goals, change strategies, action items, and measurement goals. Select which improvement goal(s) your team will work on to improve and then go to the associated tab to develop your action plan. The last tab in this action plan provides guidance on who to include in your improvement team, space to track team members, and key questions that will help you develop your timeline. This action plan is intended to be a living document that improvement team members can update in real time. Think about where best to save this document so that all team members are able to access it as needed.