Teachers of Quality Academy

Teachers of Quality Academy 8.0

The Teachers of Quality Academy (TQA) 8.0 is a professional development program for healthcare leaders designed to fundamentally change care delivery through a curriculum focused on building knowledge and skills in Health Systems Science (HSS). Participants engage in advanced learning in quality improvement, patient safety, and team leadership, develop improvement projects to apply these skills across the health system, teach others in their environment about these concepts, and evaluate the outcomes of improvement interventions. Leading by example, TQA participants promote a culture of quality and safety across our enterprise.

Upon completion of TQA, participants will be able to:

  • Establish goals for quality and safety efforts;
  • Use data to drive improvement;
  • Develop and implement inpatient, ambulatory, or population/community health focused improvement projects;
  • Understand and develop their own leadership competencies in order to lead change, and;
  • Disseminate the results of their QI work.

Ideal Candidates:

  • Professionals in clinical or educational leadership roles, in interdisciplinary pairs or teams (ex: medical director and nurse manager dyad);
  • Health Professionals with a genuine interest in QI efforts that promote the ECU Health mission.


For additional information contact Jenna Garris, garrisj15@ecu.edu