Module 5: Improvement Cycles

Lesson 6: The PDSA Cycle

This online lesson describes the key components in each PDSA Cycle phase and identifies why and when PDSA Cycles are used for rapid cycle problem solving in active implementation.

Handout 14: Improvement Cycles

Implementation Teams employ improvement cycles in order to intentionally identify problems and solutions. Underlying the different types of improvement cycles described in this active implementation framework is the Plan, Do, Study, Act Cycle or PDSA Cycle.

Activity 5.4 (Improvement Cycles): Transformation Zone Elevator Speech

Review Module 5, Topic 4: Transformation Zones. Then, create a 2‐3 minute elevator speech for leadership in your organization explaining the difference between a “pilot” and a “transformation zone”.

Activity 5.3 (Improvement Cycles): Linking Communication Protocols

By “linking” communication protocols, organizations form a practice-policy communication cycle. These feedback processes provide supportive policy, funding, and operational environments for new initiatives, as well as systems changes.

Activity 5.2 (Improvement Cycles): PDSA - Who Am I?

Implementation Teams use PDSA Cycles to help them make meaningful changes, alleviate barriers, and achieve expected outcomes. This activity is designed to help you understand you PDSA strengths, recognize strengths in others, and identify potential team gaps.

Activity 5.1 (Improvement Cycles): Getting "Ready" for Change

“Readiness” is defined as a developmental point at which a person, organization, or system has the capacity and willingness to engage in a particular activity. Use this activity to explore aspects of readiness and change with your Team.

Handout 08: Communication Protocols Worksheet

Communication is important for any program/innovation. Developing and linking communication protocols for new or existing programs establishes a transparent feedback process and furthers the development of a hospitable policy, funding, and operational environment.
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