Quality Improvement Initiatives
Pediatric Health Network (PHN) offers quality improvement initiatives for practices in our clinically integrated network with the support of Children’s National Hospital. Guided by the Institute for Health Improvement (IHI) Model for Improvement, PHN uses a data-driven approach to create and sustain a culture of quality improvement across the network. The quality improvement initiatives foster a collaborative learning community focused on improving the health of children in the region. The quality improvement work of the PHN is complemented by the institutional culture of quality that is sustained by the Quality and Safety Program at Children’s National Hospital.
Practices will leverage data to drive improved health outcomes for its patient population, while increasing value and patient and practice team satisfaction.
Depression Screening and Follow Up Quality Improvement Initiative
In 2023, PHN practices will focus quality improvement efforts on the Depression Screening & Follow-up measure. In this 7-month project, practices will evaluate the current state, test changes in PDSA cycles, and implement a successful change practice-wide. Resources and video recordings will be posted on this page.
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All our presentations are recorded, and the supplemental handouts and guidelines are available for your reference below.
Depression Screening and Follow Up
July 24, 2023
Brief Coping Strategies for Depressed Children and Teens in Primary Care
April 28, 2023
PHN 2023 Quality Improvement Initiative: Depression Screening and Follow-up: Overview and Trends
- PHN 2023 Quality Improvement Initiative Depression Screening and Follow-up Overview and Trends Presentation Slides (PDF)
March 27, 2023
PHN 2023 Quality Improvement Initiative: Depression Screening & Follow-up Project Kickoff
- PHN 2023 Quality Improvement Initiative: Depression Screening & Follow-up Project Kickoff Presentation Slides (PDF)
March 2, 2023
PHN 2023 Quality Improvement Initiative: Depression Screening & Follow-up Information Session
Presented by: PHN Team
Adolescent Care Initiative
Addressing Food Insecurity in Pediatric Primary Care: Novel Strategies to Optimize Screening, Coding, and Billing
Presented by: Kofi D. Essel, MD, MPH; Sarah C DeSilvey, DNP, FNP-C
- Addressing Food Insecurity in Pediatric Primary Care: Novel Strategies to Optimize Screening, Coding, and Billing Presentation Slides (PDF)
July 12, 2022
Increasing the Rate of HPV Vaccinations in the Primary Care Setting
Presented by: Alexandra Brugler Yonts, MD; Kathleen Kadow, MD
May 25, 2022
February 15, 2022
Implementing AAP Recommendations at Adolescent and Young Adult Well-Child Visits: A PHN Quality Initiative
Advancing Asthma Care
October 26, 2021
Empowering Your Teens: Asthma Updates and Management
Presenter: Eduardo Fox, MD; Shilpa Patel, MD, MPH
July 27, 2021
Future of Pediatrics 2021 Series: Navigating a World with Asthma – Parent Advisory Panel
Presenter: Candice Dawes, MD, and Parent Advisory Panel
This presentation was part of our Future of Pediatrics 2021 virtual series. To view recordings from the entire series please click here.
May 11, 2021
Educational Webinar #3: Social and Environmental Disparities Affecting Asthma Outcomes in the DMV Region
March 9, 2021
Educational Webinar #2: When to Refer to Pulmonary and Allergy, Asthma Self-Management Education, and Asthma Telehealth Visits
January 12, 2021
Educational Webinar #1: Review of NHLBI Guidelines and Coding & Billing for Asthma Services
- Asthma Initiative Educational Webinar #1 PowerPoint Slides (pptx)
- Please view additional resources on our Advancing Asthma Care Toolbox page (link)
December 15, 2020