The newly established Center for Public Health Quality (CPHQ) is a national resource for quality improvement among public health organizations. CPHQ traces its origins to the highly successful North Carolina Center for Public Health Quality (NC CPHQ). Founded in 2009, NC CPHQ collaborated with local health departments and the NC Division of Public Health to develop groundbreaking quality improvement (QI) training and technical assistance programs. Today, CPHQ makes all of these programs available to public health organizations nationally.
CPHQ’s mission is to collaborate with local, state, and national partners to transform the public health system to foster and support continuous quality improvement (CQI). We achieve this by providing training and tools, sharing what works in public health, promoting performance measurement, leading strategic QI initiatives, and engaging leadership to drive organizational change. Our vision is that all public health organizations will have an embedded culture of CQI that will help to achieve the highest possible level of health for all.