What is the Oregon Quality Improvement Collective (QIC)?

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 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 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 & Hypertension Control
  • Virtual Care Access
There are some additional non-UDS measures, including:
  • 2 Consumer Assessment & Healthcare Providers (CAHPS) Patient Experience Questions

Oregon Quality Improvement Collective (QIC) Menu

Shared Strategies and Promising Practices
Data & Quality Improvement Tool Library

How do I get involved?

This program is open to all FQHCs and FQHC look-alikes in Oregon. To add members of your organization to our email roster, please contact Ada Catanzarite, Quality Improvement Manager, acatanzarite@orpca.org.