Evaluation of a Quality Improvement Project to Improve Workforce Diversity

Year: 2011
Funding: Quick Strike Research Award
Status: Completed

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This study by the Washington PBRN investigates the effectiveness of a quality improvement (QI) initiative designed to improve racial/ethnic diversity across workforce categories within a large local public health agency. The study examines changes in recruitment and hiring processes and staffing outcomes that occur after implementation of a QI initiative, using retrospective data from human resource records. Findings will be rapidly integrated into staffing practices being implemented in response to the agency’s ongoing responses to economy-related fiscal constraints.

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Betty Bekemeier, Ph.D., M.P.H