Academy definitions and resources provide insight into quality management for all practice segments of food, nutrition and dietetics including health care, education and research, business and industry, and community nutrition and public health. Quality Management is a continuous and ongoing systematic process which has four main components: quality planning (which may involve a quality improvement project); quality assurance; quality control (verifies deliverables are as specified); and continual improvement. Quality Improvement consists of systematic and continuous actions that lead to measurable improvement in services and/or the status of targeted individuals or groups. Performance Improvement is the systematic process of detecting and analyzing performance problems, designing, and developing interventions to address the problems, implementing the interventions, evaluating the results, and sustaining improvement.
Navigate through the website as you learn about the many topics associated with 'Quality' and how to apply the resources within your practice setting(s).
With over a 100 different resources listed in six categories, the Quality Resource Collection serves to develop quality management knowledge and skills as a critical component of nutrition and dietetics practice. The collection published by the Academy's Quality Management Committee, includes Quality Leader Alliance member resources reflecting quality practice expertise.
The QI 101 recorded presentation allows the learner to understand the basics of quality improvement, explore simple QI tools and methods, and identify key Academy resources available for conducting quality improvement in a variety of practice settings.
The Quality Improvement 101 education package includes a slide library with talking points, QI 101 recorded presentation and two case study examples for the practitioner and for the student/intern.
Access the Quality-Focused Practice Tips Highlights to review quality management tools and real-world case studies. View the 'Quickinars' – 30-minute recorded virtual huddles. Practice tips aid in conducting quality initiative projects by providing comprehensive step-by-step guide for RDNs and NDTRs to implement quality improvement and change management in practice settings. View the practice tips: