Step 3: External Review
Once the self-assessment is complete, we conduct an external review. EQUIP is designed for objectivity; separate individuals can independently, reliably, and consistently determine if your program is in compliance with each benchmark.
Step 4: External Reviewer Report
The External Reviewer Report (ERR) is created following completion of the self-assessment and external review, and is presented to your Program Director for review and comment. During this step, your program may consult with the certified reviewer to collaborate on revisions to the final ERR report.
Step 5: Quality Improvement Consultation
Your in-depth Quality Improvement Plan starts with a full analysis of the results of your Self-Assessment and the External Reviewer Reports (from Phase One) by our expert technical assistance providers. Based on their analysis, they consult with your program to create your customized Quality Improvement Plan.
Step 6: Quality Improvement Plan (QIP)
Your customized plan includes:
- Comprehensive, real-time presentation
- Full written (QIP) report
- Step-by-step prioritized action plan
- Recommended resources for implementation
The QIP is organized in two important ways, so you can prioritize and invest in the areas that deliver the greatest return:
- Six EEPM Standards:
- Monitoring and Support
- Four Priority Areas: Benchmarks are regrouped into four practice categories prioritized for impact. This categorization system is unique to EQUIP.
- Physical safety
- Emotional safety