Participants from Thailand, Nepal, Ethiopia, South Africa, Haiti and the Tibetan community in Dharamasala, India, present their final reports from the Quality Improvement (QI) Leadership Institute. Participants worked with UW-Madison faculty, staff and students, and each other, to apply QI principles to address health challenges in their countries.
Lori DiPrete Brown, Global Health Institute associate director for education and engagement, leads the annual institute that brings participants from across the world and Wisconsin together to explore how QI principles can be applied to improve health and well-being. She will present “Quality Improvement: Taking the Lessons Home” to lead off the 2015 QI Symposium.
The week-long institute includes presentations by UW-Madison faculty and staff and time to work on specific plans. The Institute’s objectives include developing leaders and champions for QI in health care and to learn current QI strategies. Past participants have initiated projects to improve communication with mothers in labor, reduce breast cancer, manage medical equipment and educate volunteer health workers. Read more about the 2014 QI Institute.