A quality improvement collaborative composes of the following core components: a shared problem, an agreed and proven solution, support from senior management, and multi-disciplinary teams working together to implement changes, share the work load and support mutual learning. A successfully run Collaborative needs to be well planned and designed and also professionally implemented. However it is the components of the methodology underpinning the program which are the cornerstone to its success.
The APCC website provides you with all the components and tools that you will need to run your own Collaborative. Follow the step by step pages under the Running a Collaborative menu to select the resources you need to set up your own Collaborative. If you already have participated in a Collaborative or would like to implement a disease specific program then head straight over to the Topics area to select your disease topic and the resources you need for it.