Funding: Dissemination and Implementation Research to Improve Value Study (DIRECTIVE)
Establishing the costs and value of such local health department (LHD) initiatives as Accreditation Readiness (AR) and Quality Improvement (QI) is important for determining the activities that can best contribute to more efficient and effective public health delivery. This Dissemination and Implementation Research to Improve Value (DIRECTIVE) project supports the Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs) in examining and comparing the interactions and differences in AR and QI measures based on system-level dissemination and implementation (D&I) initiatives and the resulting state and local social networks. Led by the Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials (CALPHO), this consortium of contiguous states will examine differences in financial investment in system-level D&I initiatives and the cost of discrete LHD QI projects using methods developed through Public Health PBRN Delivery and Cost Study (DACS) portfolio. The project also will examine connections of LHD QI projects, QI maturity, and AR with service measures and health outcomes from the Multi-Network Practice Outcome Variation Examination (MPROVE). Interpretation and translation of these complex findings, immediately applicable to the evolving QI and AR contexts at state and local levels, is critical.
- A Comparison of System-Level D&I Strategies on Local Health Department Quality Improvement Maturity (8th Annual Dissemination & Implementation Science Meeting, December 2015)
- Comparing State Dissemination and Implementation Strategies on Local Health Department Accreditation Readiness and Quality Improvement Maturity (PHSSR Research in Progress Webinar, February 2016 recording)
- Comparison of System-Level Dissemination and Implementation Strategies on Local Health Department Improvement Maturity (Poster presentation, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, June 2016)
- Measurement of a Public Health Department's Accreditation Readiness (Poster presentation, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, June 2016)
State Dissemination and Implementation Strategies and LHD Accreditation Readiness & QI Maturity (S4A Research in Progress Webinar, February 2017 recording)