CHIPRA Evaluation Highlight Illustrates State Partnerships
The sixth Evaluation Highlight from the national evaluation of theChildren’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant Program is available on the AHRQ Web site. Of the 10 grantees that received grant awards, six represent multi-state partnerships involving 14 of the 18 CHIPRA quality demonstration states. This highlight illustrates how states are using the partnerships to improve the quality of children’s health care. It describes strategies that states are using to create and maintain cross-state relationships, as well as benefits and challenges of partnering. Asupplement to the highlight provides a snapshot of the six multi-state partnerships and the projects they are developing. The analysis covers the first 3 years of these 5-year CHIPRA quality demonstration projects, including a year of planning.