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City of Portland, Public Health Division (ME)


Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs): 89

Population Served:
276,000

QI Techniques: Root Cause Analysis, Process Mapping, Fishbone Diagram, Prioritization Matrices

Project Overview: The City of Portland’s Public Health Division (CPPHD) serves an urban, suburban and rural population in Maine and is the only comprehensive public health department in the state. CPPHD was a beta test site for the Public Health Accreditation Board’s (PHAB’s) voluntary national accreditation program in 2010. As part of the beta test process, sites completed a QI project to address an area identified through their self-assessment. CPPHD’s goal was to decrease no-show rates at an HIV clinic by enhancing the process for updating patient information update forms.

City of Portland, Public Health Division QI Project Final Report
City of Portland, Public Health Division Storyboard
City of Portland, Public Health Division Appendices