National Quality Improvement Center
The National STD QI Center (NQIC) is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide web-based and hands-on quality improvement (QI) training to Prevention Training Centers (PTCs) and STD public health programs across the nation.
Through the provision of webinar trainings on QI methods and the facilitation of onsite QI events within local clinical practices, we help to build QI capacity among PTCs and their clinical partners to improve STD screening, diagnosis, and treatment.
We additionally administer an intensive Adolescent Sexual Health (ASH) QI Fellowship for public health professionals in CDC-funded state STD programs and PTCs to build more advanced capacity in the facilitation of clinical QI projects nationally.
Teach the basics of Lean and Model
for Improvement QI methods
Identify indicators to
Observe STD care delivery processes and
identify opportunities for improvement
Follow up on clinic improvements and
sustained changes after the event
Trainings & Resources
STD Clinical Quality Improvement On-Site Events
STD Clinical Quality Improvement Tools
Lindsey Clopp, MSPH
Holly Howard, MPH
Ina Park, MD, MS
Clinical Program Medical Director