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Figure II.1. Key Components of Partnerships for Quality Structure and How They Drive Outcomes (Text Description)

Figure II.1 depicts the conceptual framework identifying Partnerships for Quality participants and how they are linked. There are four boxes in the framework. The first reads:


  • Effective overall program management?
  • Effective project officer guidance, participation and support?
  • Good linkages to related AHRQ activities and programs?
  • Solid grants management support?
  • Efficient access to needed resources

The second box reads:

Coordinating Activities (AHRQCoPs and other cross-cutting efforts)

  • Effectively structured?
  • Well- respected by stakeholders?
  • Effectively targeted?
  • Substantive contribution to goals?

The third box reads:

Lead Grantee Organization

  • Well situated to influence relevant constituencies?
  • Appropriate collaborators, working agreements, communications?
  • Effective and relevant focus for work?
  • Phased work appropriate to time frames?

Arrows point between these three boxes, denoting the interaction between these key groups. The fourth box is below Lead Grantee Organization and reads:

Collaborators and Target Organizations

  • Aware of grantee efforts?
  • "Buy-in" to work?
  • Make changes?
  • Changes have effects?
  • Changes sustained?
  • Practices diffused more broadly?

An arrow points between these two boxes.

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