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Tools & Templates: Utilizing the Advanced Tools of QI to Leverage the Power & Reach of Public Health


This 9-page report discusses the advanced tools of quality improvement (QI) and how they interact with and support the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) process. The report highlights two of these advanced tools - Affinitiy Diagram and Interrelationship Diagraph - providing step-by-step instructions along with examples of how they were applied to the issue, "How to Leverage the Power and Reach of Public Health." This resource is intended for those ready to apply QI tools and techniques to agency functions.

Primary Toolkit:

Quality Improvement Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Accreditation, Quality Improvement


Institutional Author:

Public Health Foundation & Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Deptartment




The NACCHO Toolbox is a repository of available resources to help local public health practitioners. Tools are produced by local, state, and federal agencies, as well as academic institutions and other stakeholders. The contents of this Toolbox are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect any official recommendations of NACCHO. NACCHO makes no express or implied warranty with respect to the contents and disclaims liability for any damages arising from or connected to the use of the material in this Toolbox.