National Evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program

Find information and evaluation reports on State demonstration projects funded by the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act to improve the quality of health care for children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP.

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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 aims to identify effective, replicable strategies for enhancing quality of care for children. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is leading the national evaluation of this program.

As a group, the 18 demonstration States are implementing 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:

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 is conducting 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.

Current as of August 2014
Internet Citation: National Evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program. August 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/chipra/demoeval/index.html