QUALITYstarsNY Participation Process
Once a program is selected to participate in QUALITYstarsNY, they earn their first Star Rating of 1-5 Stars before beginning their quality improvement work. The majority of each programs’ time and effort in QUALITYstarsNY is focused on the core of QUALITYstarsNY’s mission, Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI).
To help participants improve their quality and earn a higher rating, QUALITYstarsNY participants receive individualized support from a designated Quality Improvement Specialist (QI Specialist) and access to professional and career development opportunities, classroom materials and furnishings, and a wide range of resources. Programs are rated every 18 months to three years to measure their quality improvement progress and inform next steps in quality improvement. Programs continue to build on their quality for as long as they are participants in QUALITYstarsNY.