Leveraging schools as settings of care
Partnerships with schools provide unique access opportunities for states to deliver health services to children and adolescents. This summer CMS will be offering an affinity group to explore how to leverage schools as settings of care to improve performance on Child Core Set measures.
As plans for this affinity group are being finalized, CMS would appreciate hearing your feedback on what topics your state would most like to focus on to improve the health of your youth in the context of the school setting.
Please submit your comments by May 22nd using the subject line “Affinity Group” to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your input!
For more information on AHRQ’s role in CHIPRA, visit http://www.ahrq.gov/
For more information on the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant projects and the national evaluation, visit: http://www.ahrq.gov/
National Evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program
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Slides from the February 11 Amplify Your Impact on Child Health Quality Webinar now available.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides overviews of projects and activities underway in the 18 demonstration States.
In February 2010, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded 10 grants, funding 18 States, to improve health care quality and delivery systems for children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Funded by the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA), the Quality Demonstration Grant Program aimed to identify effective, replicable strategies for enhancing quality of care for children. The Demonstration Grant Program ran through 2015. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality led the national evaluation of this program.
As a group, the 18 demonstration States implemented 52 projects in five general categories:
- Using quality measures to improve child health care.
- Applying health information technology for quality improvement.
- Implementing provider-based delivery models.
- Investigating a model format for pediatric electronic health records (EHRs).
- Assessing the utility of other innovative approaches to enhance quality.
Through this Web page, you can find information about these projects and the national evaluation. Specifically, you can select the various tabs and information boxes to learn more about:
- The projects that each demonstration State implemented (select Learn About the Demonstration States).
- The specific projects that were implemented under each of the five categories (select one of the five specific strategies for quality improvement, such as Using the Core Set of Children's Quality Measures).
- Reports that the national evaluation team has produced on specific evaluation topics and questions including the final summary and final project report (select What We Learned).
- Reports and resources provided by the demonstration States (select Reports from the States).
- Our approach to the national evaluation, including the evaluation design and methods (select More about the Evaluation).
- New findings, events, and publications from the national and State evaluations (select What's New?).
You can also keep up to date about results from the national and State evaluations by subscribing to our email updates.
To contact the team that conducted the national evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program, send an email to CHIPRADemoEval@ahrq.hhs.gov.
Please note: This Web site uses the term "national evaluation" to distinguish this evaluation of the entire demonstration program from evaluations commissioned or undertaken by grantees. The word "national" should not be interpreted to mean that findings are representative of the United States as a whole.
Page last reviewed February 2017
Page originally created September 2012
Page originally created September 2012