MICH offers a variety of consulting services to strengthen our public health infrastructure including national accreditation readiness, assisting with community and state health assessments and health improvement planning, facilitating agency strategic planning, performance management and quality improvement, and supporting public health research to find innovative and best practices to improve the health of our communities.
Started in 2010, MICH has facilitated the development of the Missouri Public Health Practice-Based Research Network. As an Affiliate Member of the National Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN), we work collaboratively with networks of public health practitioners and academic partners to build a lasting framework for practice-based research in public health. Our common goal is to implement rigorous research that identifies the most effective ways of organizing, financing and delivering public health services while enhancing the evidence base for public health policy and practice.
Using funding from the County Health Rankings Project, MICH developed a list of resources, web links, and tools for public health practitioners to use as they develop their health assessments, health improvement plans, performance management and quality improvement projects, and access training for their workforce.
The American Public Health Association provided funding with assistance from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to the Missouri Public Health Association and the Midwest Institute for Community Health to develop a quality improvement resource page. Here in one location you are able to access sample quality improvement plans, QI tools, project storyboards, and QI webinars.