About The Initiative
In June 2013, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) Office of Preventive Health, Chronic Disease Bureau (CDB) was awarded funding through Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent and control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and associated risk factors in Mississippi.
Mississippi Chronic Disease Quality Improvement Initiative (CDQii) is an initiative of the Mississippi State Department of Health, Office of Preventive Health, Chronic Disease Bureau designed to help participating organizations improve patient outcomes in Hypertension, Diabetes, and Coronary Artery Disease. The goal of CDQii is to accelerate quality improvement by learning and sharing from each other’s’ successes and challenges. Achievement of these goals require changing the way health care is delivered. The fundamental change is from a provider-oriented system to a patient-family-community-oriented system of care utilizing a team-based approach.
CDQii offers training in electronic health records, medication therapy management, cultural competency, billing and coding, patient center medical home (PCMH), nutrition case management, and quality improvement to participating teams working to implement cross-cutting approaches to promote health and prevent and control chronic disease and their risk factors. This initiative is a collaboration between public and private clinics across Mississippi.