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J Public Health Manag Pract. 2010 Jan-Feb;16(1):72-8. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e3181c2c7e0.

Realizing transformational change through quality improvement in public health.

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  • 1School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA. riley001@umn.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This article discusses the specific components necessary to achieve transformational change within public health departments as a means for creating sustained performance improvement and better outcomes in the health of the community.

DESIGN:

This article provides a review of transformation change concepts and application to public health departments.

RESULTS:

Transformational change for public health departments must be intentionally designed to achieve high performance. While all improvement requires change, not all change results in improvement.

CONCLUSION:

The successful transformational change effort always occurs from the top-down, while the process improvement occurs from the bottom-up. Transformational change is possible in public health departments when small incremental improvements are linked with large-scale management changes to continually improve public health performance resulting in better population outcomes.

PMID:
20009648
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