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

Implementation Guide 2 is now available. Learn how you can implement or improve care management entities (CMEs) to serve youth with complex behavioral health needs.

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. 10: How are CHIPRA quality demonstration States testing the Children's Electronic Health Record Format?

August 2014

  • Evaluation Highlight No. 10: How are CHIPRA quality demonstration States testing the Children's Electronic Health Record Format? August 2014, available as a PDF file PDF version - 655.16 KB or HTML text.

This Evaluation Highlight is the tenth 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. This Highlight focuses on how North Carolina and Pennsylvania are testing how well the Children's Electronic Health Record (EHR) Format's requirements support the provision of primary care to children and how readily the requirements can be incorporated into existing EHRs. The experiences and feedback from North Carolina and Pennsylvania have implications for States and other stakeholders interested in using EHRs as a tool for measuring and improving children's health care quality.

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.

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