Maternal-Infant-Matrix (MIM) Storyboard Methodology Practicum


The Maternal Infant Matrix (MIM) Storyboard Methodology Practicum is a sequence of practices, procedures, and rules for a continuous cyclic system of improvement by using the MIM matrix to define what the MCH problem is, using the matrix to assess the performance of the health care delivery system, to decide on the evidence based intervention(s ) to lessen or resolve the problem, and to monitor the process of the intervention(s) and evaluate the health outcome in a manner to restate the health problem.

The MIM Storyboard Methodology (MIM/SM ) uses an understanding of the Maternal Infant Matrix (M IM) as an essential tool for translating data into information for the actions necessary to improve the quality of maternal, newborn, and infant health care services, particularly in low resource settings.

The MIM/SM methodology has five component parts:

1. Defining the MCH system with particular attention to the Comprehensive Emergency Obstetrical and Newborn Care (CEm ONC) system;

2. Use of the continuous management cycle for quality improvement;

3. Defining the local indicator matrix (LIM ) and assuring linkage of process indicators to outcome indicators to avoid outcome displacement;

4. Completing the Quality Improvement (QI) story by implementing the QA/QI methods and techniques;

5. Conducting the Quality Improvement Collaborative (QIC) for scaling up the intervention package.

Participants will develop MCH epidemiologic skills by using the rates, ratios, and proportions derived from the MIM matrix and focus on quality improvement of MCH services, particularly that of CEmONC services in low resource settings (LRS). Emphasis will be placed on "learning by doing" through the practical exercises integrated into the course.

The WHO 12th Programme of Work Gap analysis will focus on social justice, governance, knowledge, and implementation gaps using indicators derived from the MIM Matrix. The Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP ) indicators will be reviewed and the SDG s associated with MCH will be reviewed and placed in context of the M IM. Ethical issues of CEmONC package introduction and/or scale up in LRS will be discussed and studied. It is especially relevant to the SDGs and the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) presented by WHO and UNICEF.

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Continuing Education Information

Certificate of attendance will be issued upon completion of this course

  • When

  • Monday, October 23, 2017 - Friday, October 27, 2017
    8:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    Eastern Time Zone

  • Where

  • Claudia Nance Rollins Auditorium
    Rollins School of Public Health
    1518 Clifton Rd.
    CNR 6001
    Atlanta, Georgia 30322

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