Improved Outcomes through Data-Driven Decisions



Supervisors will review the link between data collection and analysis, practice improvement, and robust and meaningful outcomes. Strategies for using data effectively to inform family support practice and provide crucial information for the decision-making process are also provided.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Use a logic model or other clear statement of inputs/outcomes to explain, track and monitor operations processes and functions
  2. Develop SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-Bound) goals and objectives
  3. Educate staff on the importance of having reliable data that support the agency's mission
  4. Engage staff in identification, collection and analysis of data
  5. Use data in consultation/supervision to improve practice
  6. Engage staff in continuous quality improvement
  7. Effectively communicate results to staff and stakeholders
  8. Ensure the responsible utilization of fiscal resources
  9. Ensure that staff comply with fiscal controls and utilize resources wisely
  10. Assure quality documentation of unit activities to include correlation between activities and agency goals
  11. Provide clear written reports establishing reasons for actions and decisions

Launch Module

Author
Iowa Department of Public Health
Estimated Time to Complete
120 minutes
Skills Addressed