These resources provide examples of quality improvement evaluation efforts, including discussion of both project and process outcomes. State and local examples are provided.
CQI Self-Assessment Tools
Capacity Building Center for States
Explains how an organization can perform a self-assessment of their continuous quality improvement system to determine its effectiveness.
Evaluation and Research
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Population Affairs (2018)
Describes how evaluation can be used to identify successes, challenges, and lessons learned in a quality improvement effort. The website offers key considerations for undertaking an evaluation, links to related materials, information about measuring performance management, and resources on continuous quality improvement.
Final Evaluation Report of the Quality Improvement Center for Research-Based Infant-Toddler Court Teams (PDF - 3,676 KB)
Casanueva, Harris, Carr, Burfeind, & Smith (2017)
Discusses an evaluation of the Quality Improvement Center for one of ZERO to THREE's infant-toddler court teams. The resource describes the evaluation design, indicators of success, challenges, lessons learned, and conclusions for the future.
Improving the Evaluation of Quality Improvement
Bouchet & Evens (2017)
Reviews quality improvement in organizations, how to establish an evidence base for quality improvement, and how to form evaluations of quality improvement programs.
Using Data and Evaluation to Drive Decisions and Make Improvements During a Change and Implementation Process
Capacity Building Center for States (2019)
Children's Bureau Express, 20(6)
Provides information on collecting, analyzing, and using data and describes the importance of evaluations to improve change interventions and promote effective implementation.
Better Decisions for Better Results: How Two Counties Are Improving the Quality and Consistency of Child Protection Investigations
Annie E. Casey Foundation (2019)
Examines how two county agencies used continuous quality improvement to improve their systems, which lead to quality outcomes for children and families. The resource explores what each agency's process involved and the tools they employed to improve their decision-making.
Minnesota Department of Health
Presents Minnesota's evaluations of family home visiting services, which helps leadership make decisions about how to improve early childhood and healthcare services in the state. The website links to data collection, evaluation work group resources, and information on continuous quality improvement.
Implementing ChildStat: A How-To Guide for Child Welfare and Other Client-Serving Systems
Annie E. Casey Foundation (2015)
Reviews ChildStat, a quality improvement process used in New York City to enhance child welfare outcomes. The report examines how the program uses data to improve processes and presents lessons learned about implementation.