What's New

This page houses the recent findings and resources from both the national evaluation team and the State-based evaluation teams. It also will include slide decks from recent presentations at conferences, issue briefs, journal articles, replication guides, and other materials.

Implementation Guides

The first Implementation Guide is now available. Learn how you can engage and partner with stakeholders for child health care quality improvement.

Evaluation Highlights

The national evaluation team is producing a series of issue briefs that frame the most pertinent evaluation findings for a variety of audiences concerned with children's health care quality. These 4-6 page briefs, entitled Evaluation Highlights, will include both descriptive and analytic findings depending on the topic and time period of the demonstration, and will be posted to this page as they become available.

Evaluation Highlight No. 9: How are CHIPRA quality demonstration States supporting the use of care coordinators?

July 2014

  • Evaluation Highlight No. 9: How are CHIPRA quality demonstration States supporting the use of care coordinators? July 2014, available as a PDF file PDF version - 731.19 KB or HTML text.

This Evaluation Highlight is the ninth in a series that presents de­scriptive and analytic findings from the CMS-funded national evaluation of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant Program. The Highlight focuses on how six States—Alaska, Idaho, Massachusetts, Oregon, Utah, and West Virginia —are using grant funds to support practices’ use of care coordinators by providing training, technical assistance, and/or funding as practices implement patient-centered medical home models..

Evaluation Highlight No. 8: CHIPRA quality demonstration States help school-based health centers strengthen their medical home features

May 2014

  • Evaluation Highlight No. 8: CHIPRA quality demonstration States help school-based health centers strengthen their medical home features. May 2014, available as a PDF file PDF version - 595.3 KB or HTML text.

This Evaluation Highlight is the eighth in a series that presents descriptive and analytic findings from the CMS-funded national evaluation of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant Program. The Highlight focuses on a joint CHIPRA quality demonstration project in Colorado and New Mexico in which the quality improvement goals include integrating the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) approach into school-based health centers (SBHCs). The Highlight describes what motivated the States and SBHCs to adopt the PCMH approach, actions they are taking to strengthen SBHCs’ medical home features, changes in the States’ health care policies that are relevant to SBHCs being recognized as PCMHs, and what other States can do if they are interested in supporting SBHCs in their efforts to become medical homes.

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 July 2014
Internet Citation: What's New. July 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/chipra/demoeval/whatsnew.html