National Quality Center (NQC) Evaluation

Dates: 2015-2016

Geographic Scope: Nationwide

Client(s): Health Research, Inc.

Service: Applied Research & Evaluation

Technical Expertise: HIV & Infectious Diseases, Safety Net

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) funds the National Quality Center (NQC) to provide training and technical assistance (TA) around quality improvement and quality management to Ryan White program grantees that ultimately will improve quality of care for people living with HIV (PLWH) in the United States.

JSI is examining the impact of selected NQC program activities (TA, regional groups, collaboratives, trainings, etc.) on capacity building for grantee quality management, performance measurement, and quality improvement.

Results of the quantitative and qualitative evaluation data analyses will be shared throughout the year with NQC staff and HAB to provide guidance, suggestions, and targeted assistance for improvements in data collection, management and interpretation, as well as provide information to strengthen current and planned project activities. Evaluation findings will also be written up and submitted for publication to peer-reviewed journals.

This project is funded by the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, as a subcontract on their contract with the HRSA HAB.