Jeff APCT: Quality Improvement (QI)

Jefferson's Department of Family and Community Medicine has developed a series of online courses to help practitioners acquire the knowledge and tools to begin to incorporate population health and quality improvement strategies into their practices. 

This course, JeffAPCT - Quality Improvement (QI), is part of a series of online courses designed to help providers increase their knowledge and skills in these areas.

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Learning Objectives & Target Audience

  • Interpret the stages of a PDSA cycle that one could apply to one's own practice as demonstrated by improvement in select quality metrics
  • Evaluate the results of PDSA cycles to inform ongoing quality improvement efforts in their own practices
  • Prepare physicians to engage stakeholders in process mapping, brainstorming changes, and prioritizing QI efforts in their own practices

This course is designed for primary care community preceptors and other healthcare professionals interested in learning about population health principles in practice.

You can also complete the following JeffAPCT online courses:

Population Health

Quality Improvement (QI)

Medication-Assisted Treatment in Opioid Use Disorders - Parts I, II, III

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Online Course Issue Date: 02/04/2019 

Online Course Expiration Date: 02/04/2022

Additional information
Jefferson Content Development By: 
Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC)
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH)
Content Areas: 
Family Medicine
Primary Care
Course Format: 
Online Activity
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Grant number: T0BHP28581 and Title: Accelerating Primary Care Transformation at Jefferson (JeffAPCT) Total award amount: $350,000. Percentage financed with nongovernmental sources: 0%. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Planners and Presenters:

Geoffrey D. Mills, MD, PhD

Dr. Geoffrey Mills is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Assistant Residency Program Director at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.  He leads resident and student Quality Improvement curricula and is engaged in patient engagement research.  He has lectured at national and regional conferences on practice improvement, guideline implementation and evidence-based approaches to improve cardiovascular outcomes.  


Amy Cunningham, PhD, MPH

Dr. Amy Cunningham teaches Introduction to Public Health and Health Research Methods in the College of Population Health at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. She has also taught at Southern New Hampshire University and Temple University. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Family & Community Medicine, where she conducts both quantitative and qualitative research focused on improving primary care for underserved populations and directs the summer research program for rising second-year medical students. Dr. Cunningham holds a PhD in Population Health Sciences from Thomas Jefferson University.

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PHYSICIANS:  Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS: The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

ALL OTHER INDIVIDUALS:  A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to all others.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 Attendance


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This course is open to all interested learners.

If you are seeking CE credit, the accreditation requirements for successful completion are: register and complete the entire online program, viewing the video in its entirety, obtaining a successful post test score of at least 80%, and completing the online evaluation, in order to receive full credit for this course.  Once these components are completed, you will immediately be able to access your CE Certificate.

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