Implementing Prevention Strategies – Applying Continuous Quality Improvement to Achieve Optimum Results


In this 90-minute interactive webinar, participants will learn how the principles, tools, and approaches to continuous quality improvement (CQI) can optimize their prevention work. Additionally, we will discuss how to incorporate the key tools of CQI – including the Plan, Do, Study, Act cycle from NIATx – into all phases of your prevention work to ensure your programs are efficient, effective, and stay on track. The application of CQI throughout the SPF process with a focus on the implementation phase will also be explored.


Access webinar materials:



  • Define Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
  • Describe how CQI applies to the Strategic Prevention Framework
  • Apply CQI tools to evidence-based programs with consideration of fidelity



Erin Ficker, MPAff, CSPS 

Erin Ficker serves as a prevention manager for the Great Lakes PTTC. For more than 16 years, Erin has worked in substance abuse prevention supporting communities to use evidence-based strategies and data-driven processes in substance abuse prevention planning and implementation.  She works with community level prevention practitioners and schools in the development, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of prevention interventions.



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