CHIPRA Highlight Focuses on Learning Collaboratives

The 13th Evaluation Highlight from the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant Program is now available on the national evaluation Web site.

This highlight describes the experiences of nine CHIPRA quality demonstration States that implemented learning collaboratives to advance the quality of children's health care in participating child-serving practices. States and practices found that a combination of strategies was needed to help practices improve medical home capacity and/or performance on clinical quality measures.

Those strategies included offering incentives to encourage practice participation in the collaborative, combining classroom and interactive learning to keep practices engaged in the collaborative, and providing individualized practice facilitation and support.

AHRQ is leading the national evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Program. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services funds the evaluation.

Select to access the 13th  Evaluation Highlight.

Page last reviewed June 2015
Internet Citation: CHIPRA Highlight Focuses on Learning Collaboratives. June 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/chipra.html