Model for improvement- Spreading changes

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the three communities are sharing the findings in several ways. The three pilot commmunities presented their adaptation of the improvement methodology and their findings at a statewide workshop in Saratoga Springs in May 2010. The NYSDOH continues to train staff in use of the improvement methodology.

Pilot sites continue to work with their school partners to test other change options. In Clinton County, the fruit basket displays got very positive feedback, and were purchased for all schools in the district. Overall, the focus of this cycle was on learning the improvement methodology.

Adapted from: Institute for Healthcare Improvement, How to Improve - Improvement Methods at