Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Committees
Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) committees are convened to review processes, practices, and outcomes of child welfare systems. Resources in this section include descriptions of State CQI committees and their operations, examples of materials used in their reviews, and reports and recommendations issued.
Continuous Quality Improvement Project
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (2012)
Provides current State continuous quality improvement (CQI) descriptions, materials, and other resources from CQI leaders around the country.
IM-12-07: Establishing and Maintaining Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Systems in State Child Welfare Agencies (PDF - 315 KB)
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth and Families (2012)
Provides State title IV-B and IV-E child welfare agencies with information to establish and maintain CQI systems and to provide information on claiming allowable federal financial participation costs for CQI.
State and local examples
Continuous Quality Improvement Program
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
Describes Wisconsin's CQI program and statewide CQI committee activities.
The Florida Center for the Advancement of Child Welfare Practice
Identifies resources to help community-based care agencies attain the five goals that form the basis of the State's Child Welfare Quality Improvement Plan.
Kentucky DCBS Continuous Quality Improvement State Plan: Making Ideas Happen: Catalyst for Change: Version 2.0. In Effect November 5, 2007
Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (2007)
Describes the CQI organization and process, which is designed to empower staff in leading the agency toward improved quality.
The Office of Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI)
Tennessee Department of Children's Services
Provides reports, manuals, and technical resources of the PQI team.
Tennessee Department of Children's Services Continuous Quality Improvement Manual. Fiscal Year 2010-2011.
Tennessee Department of Children's Services (2010)
Describes the philosophy behind CQI, the roles and responsibilities of members of the Tennessee CQI teams, the benefits of including consumers in the CQI process, and the use of survey data to improve performance.
Title IV-B Children and Family Services Plan 2009 Annual Progress and Services Report WORKSHEET
Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (2009)
Presents a format for soliciting information from program managers on CQI programs and services.
Utah Quality Improvement Committees 2008: Annual Report (PDF - 319 KB)
Utah Department of Human Services
Describes the activities and recommendations of regional and statewide quality improvement committees.