In 2007 funding was made available by OATSIH to support community controlled organisations’ participation in Continuous Quality Improvement programs.

Three initiatives were identified as directly supporting organisations to achieve quality accreditation.

These were the provision of:

  • Facilitators – access to Quality Improvement and Accreditation Facilitators
  • Local Support – NACCHO and Affiliates providing ongoing support; and
  • Grants – Accreditation Support Grants (ASGs) to organisations.

QAIHC subsequently established the Program entitled Regional Quality Accreditation Support Program (RQASP), to assist member organisations to enter formal Continuous Quality Improvement Programs. In 2009 QAIHC was successful in receiving an Accreditation Support Grant to undertake accreditation and to employ a Project Officer to assist the RQASP Manager in QAIHC’s accreditation. In May 2010 QAIHC was again successful in securing a further Project Officer within the RQASP team, dedicated to supporting QAIHC to become accredited with a Quality Management System under ISO9001:2008.

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