Awardees of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program are required to submit a continuous quality improvement (CQI) plan.

CQI is a means for improving an organization’s services, processes, capacity, and outcomes. It guides the organization and its key collaborators and stakeholders in monitoring services and using data as part of everyday practice to improve outcomes. A CQI plan helps the organization assess its CQI efforts and use the lessons learned to inform next steps.

This brief can help awardees develop a CQI plan and communicate it to others in their organization. It explains what the plan should cover and includes a sample outline and template.