Welcome To The QIC (Quality Improvement Collective)

The Oregon Primary Care Association (OPCA) supports the efforts of health centers working to improve the health of the people in their communities. 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 by strengthening screening and referral processes.

The QIC 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

How We Support Community Health Centers

The QIC is divided into three program areas. Each program meets on a quarterly basis.

Compare & Share – Our Compare & Share webinars will focus on reviewing the quarterly metric performance data that is shared with the collective. During this time, top performers for priority metrics will share where they attribute their success and how others may innovate in service delivery. A data sharing agreement is required of health centers in order to participate. (March, June, September, December) Register here!

Metric Management – This series will bring in subject matter experts to explore evidence-based interventions, effective tools, and the challenges that impede progress on the various metrics to which FQHCs are beholden. Uniform Data System (UDS) focus measures include: colorectal cancer screening, depression screening, diabetes and hypertension control, and patient experience questions around access and provider rating. (February, May, August, November) Register here!

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Workgroup – Preparing Health Centers for social risk screening and referrals is the aim of our SDOH Workgroup. In these meetings we will share emerging strategies, disseminate the latest guidance from state authorities, and find the best ways to strengthen the safety net with community-based organizations. (January, April, July, October) Register here!

Additional Resources

Get Involved

This program is open to all FQHCs and FQHC look-alikes in Oregon. Please note that participation in the Data Compare & Share program requires approval and a signed Data Sharing Agreement for each health center.

Join our QIC Peer Group today by signing-up here. For additional support or information please contact Ada Catanzarite, Quality Improvement Manager, acatanzarite@orpca.org.