IHI’s QI Essentials Toolkit includes the tools and templates you need to launch a successful quality improvement project and manage performance improvement. Each of the ten tools can be used with the Model for Improvement, Lean, or Six Sigma, and includes a short description, instructions, an example, and a blank template.

This toolkit was developed by The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to support implementation of Teamwork and Communication skills, Perinatal Safety Strategies, and In Situ Simulation training.

This toolkit aims to build support among hospital teams for family recruitment, training, and engagement in QI initiatives.