The Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange (PHQIX) is an online community designed to be a communication hub for public health professionals interested in learning and sharing information about quality improvement (QI) in public health. Created by RTI International and funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, PHQIX launched in September of 2012 with the goal of sustaining national efforts at QI through providing public health practitioners with a means for obtaining knowledge from the experience of their colleagues. This community engagement will ensure that lessons learned are not limited solely to the individuals who executed a specific QI initiative.
The purpose of PHQIX is to amplify information learned through QI initiatives and facilitate increased use of QI in public health practice. It includes:
- An online database of QI efforts conducted by governmental public health departments across the country
- Search and query functions to enable users to find interventions and tools relevant to their own health department and community needs; and
- A forum for dialogue and learning among the site's users