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Spotlight on Michigan’s Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Evaluation of a Quality Improvement Collaborative

Project: Design Options for Home Visiting Evaluation

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A quality improvement collaborative brings practitioners together to study program processes and test new strategies.

Michigan established a quality improvement collaborative to support its implementation of evidence-based home visiting programs funded by the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. This article highlights key findings from Michigan’s evaluation of the implementation and outcomes of its quality improvement collaborative.

Michigan’s collaborative included the following key features:

  • Guidance from state home visiting experts on potential improvement strategies
  • Introduction to the collaborative through a webinar and submission of baseline data
  • Meetings addressing areas of program improvement
  • Identification of areas of improvement through group consensus
  • Incorporation of plan-do-study-act (PDSA) cycles to document improvement