Measurement & CQI

Strategies for Success

As the saying goes, what gets measured gets done. A thoughtful approach to data and measurement will help ensure that your opioid safety strategies reach your target populations and allow you to measure your outcomes. Continuous quality improvement, or CQI, is also critical for making sure you regularly assess and improve your work along the way. These tools and resources will help you utilize data to maximize your impact.

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How To Tell a Story With Your Data Resource Sheet

Hillcrest Advisory & The California Opioid Safety Network

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Use this resource sheet to learn strategies for telling a story with your data, along with seeing real life examples, instructional materials and other data related resources.

Lessons Learned in Communicating with Data

Hillcrest Advisory & The California Opioid Safety Network

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Learn more about how to communicate with data from subject matter expert Andy Krackov. This fact sheet goes through Andy's ten tips on using data to tell stories, providing resources for each key competency.

SafeRx Santa Cruz Infographic 2017

Health Improvement Partnership of Santa Cruz County (HIP), SafeRx Santa Cruz County

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We hear a lot about the opioid epidemic in the news, but not so much about how we are going to stop it. SafeRx Santa Cruz County has been working in collaboration with doctors, pharmacists, and other community members on preventative measures.

Worth a Thousand Words: How to Display Health Data

California Health Care Foundation

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Organizations with access to health data face difficult decisions about how best to visualize these data for clarity, storytelling, and impact. This presentation serves as a guide to select the best visualization options for your data, and explains how to get started on the path to better data presentation.

Utilizing the CDPH Opioid Safety Dashboard

The California Opioid Safety Network

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When looking at the news, we often see numbers for the opioid epidemic, but do those numbers represent where you live? How can you communicate, measure and track key opioid safety indicators for your community? This infographic goes over the key elements of using the California Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard, created by the California Department of Public Health.

Overcoming Data-Sharing Challenges in the Opioid Epidemic

California Health Care Foundation

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This paper is national in scope and reviews recent changes to the Part 2 regulations. The paper analyzes how Part 2 applies to primary care practices that seek to expand access to SUD treatment, and how providers in different parts of the country are navigating these rules. While focusing on care for opioid use disorder, the paper is applicable to all SUD care.

Measurement Plan Template

The California Opioid Safety Network

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It is often said that what gets measured gets done. Having a measurement plan will help your coalition use data in a strategic and actionable way, including when to adjust your strategies. It will also help you tell a compelling story to your partners, funders and community. This tool provides instructions on how to create a clear plan across multiple areas of your coalition's work.

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