Oregon Quality Improvement (QI) Collective

What is the Oregon Quality Improvement (QI) Collective?
The Oregon Primary Care Association (OPCA) strives to build the capacity of community health centers and elevate their collective voice to protect and strengthen their role in improving the health of patients and communities they serve. Through this Collective, OPCA and member health centers will assess and respond to quality metric data in order to achieve membership-wide improvements in performance and health outcomes for Oregon patients.

The Oregon QI Collective is a collaboration between OPCA and Oregon’s federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to share data and improve performance among key focus areas. It is a venue in which health centers:
  • Share and review quality metric and patient experience data
  • Discuss and spread promising practices
  • Target quality improvement efforts
  • Network and leverage peer-to-peer learning
What does this program entail? 
This program is open to all FQHCs and FQHC look-alikes in Oregon. Currently, FQHCs across the state are actively participating.

Participants within this Collective report data on key metrics quarterly to OPCA, which are then shared with each other in a program dashboard. The group meets virtually on a monthly basis via three webinar offerings hosted by OPCA:
  • Compare and Share – Designed to share, review and discuss data and promising practices
  • Metric Learning Collaborative – Targets quality improvement within a specific focus metric
  • Transformation Spotlight – Highlights key areas of transformation work happening within OPCA and health centers where quality improvement is an integral aspect

OPCA also hosts one annual face-to-face networking and learning event for Collective participants.

What are the focus measures?
Health center participants report data using the most recent Uniform Data System (UDS) technical specifications for the following measures:
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Depression Screening
  • Diabetes Poor Control
  • Hypertension Control
There are some additional non-UDS measures, including:
  • 2 CAHPS Patient Experience Questions



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Please contact Brooke Linn,CHC Transformation Director, at blinn (at) orpca (dot) org.