Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development


The Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD) was established at CCFL in October 2016 as a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the federal Children’s Bureau/Administration for Children and Families/Health and Human Services. Led by Project Director Michelle Graef, Ph.D., the overall goal of the QIC-WD is to build understanding of how child welfare workforce outcomes can be improved and how improvements in workforce outcomes can in turn lead to enhanced child and family outcomes for state and tribal systems. The QIC-WD will leverage the expertise of its nationally recognized team—comprised of CCFL; the University of Colorado, Denver; University of Louisville; University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and three child welfare consultants—to design, implement, and rigorously evaluate evidence-informed workforce strategies and interventions in up to ten state, county, or tribal child welfare agencies across the nation.