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NCJ Number: 229984 Find in a Library
Title: One Small Step at a Time: Implementing Continuous Quality Improvement in Child and Youth Mental Health Services
Journal: Child and Youth Services  Volume:31  Issue:1/2  Dated:January-June 2009  Pages:21-34
Author(s): Nicole Chovil
Date Published: June 2009
Page Count: 14
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined a public government child and youth mental health agency in implementing continuous quality improvement (CQI).
Abstract: Continuous quality improvement (CQI) is increasingly being adopted by health care, including child and youth mental health services. As part of the commitment to ongoing quality improvement, child and youth mental health teams in the Fraser region in British Columbia undertook CQI projects over a 1-year period (2007-2008). The projects covered a range of domains and service features and staff gained experience in developing projects. Patience, management support and ongoing dialogue were key elements in the implementation of CQI. Three projects are highlighted to illustrate how teams developed their own unique projects and the outcomes. Table and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile mental health services
Index Term(s): Program implementation; Staff development training; Standards implementation; Total Quality Management
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