The CQI Self-Assessment Instrument

Learn a research-informed framework for agencies to explore implementation of CQI systems across seven areas, including leadership support and modeling, staff and stakeholder engagement, communication, administrative structure, use of quality data, case record review process, and application of CQI findings.

Publication year: 2018
Capacity Building Center for States


This tool, part of Focused CQI Services offered by the Capacity Building Center for States, helps agencies explore their implementation of CQI systems across seven areas:

  • Leadership Support and Modeling
  • Staff and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Communication
  • Foundational Administrative Structure to Oversee and Implement CQI
  • Quality Data Collection, Infrastructure, Extraction, Analysis, and Dissemination
  • Case Record Review Process
  • Application of CQI Findings 

Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States. (2018). The CQI self-assessment instrument. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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