Store It Safe Quality Improvement Collaborative

“If you have a gun in the home, is it kept locked safely?”

Having this discussion with patients in an effective manner can save lives! Join the Ohio AAP for a Quality Improvement Program to improve firearm safety discussions in your practice, and earn MOC Part IV Credit while you help keep children safe from unintentional firearm injuries.

The Ohio AAP is recruiting a limited number of practices to participate in a QI program from September 2019 – May 2020 that will focus on improving discussions of firearm safety with patients 2 – 5 years of age. The program will offer practice facilitation – which means the Ohio AAP will join practices at their location and by video conferencing during the project to provide QI training and support, coaching on how to apply strategies for effective discussion of firearm safety, and resources for use in the practice and with families. 25 Points of ABP Part IV MOC credit will be available for providers who participate in the program.

During the collaborative:

  • Teams will meet in person, at their location, with the practice coach and project team three times during the collaborative to learn evidence-based guidelines and utilize a rapid-cycle QI approach to assist with making changes to their current delivery system
  • Teams will participate in three coaching webinars, in months alternating with in-person meetings, during which they will review data regarding their performance along with a summary of changes being tested
  • Teams will participate in three hot topic webinars, during which they will receive additional training on improving firearm safety discussions and the most up-to-date data on this topic
  • Teams will share reporting and tools on a designated website to promote shared lessons learned as well as to enter monthly chart reviews
  • Teams will be supported and connected throughout the collaborative by the practice facilitator to learn from one another and share improvement ideas, tools and methodologies

For more information on the Store It Safe Quality Improvement Collaborative, please contact Hayley Southworth at or (614) 846-6258.