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.

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. 7: How are CHIPRA quality demonstration States designing and implementing caregiver peer support programs?

February 2014

This Evaluation Highlight is the seventh in a series that presents descriptive and analytic findings from the national evaluation of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant Program.  The Highlight focuses on how four States—Maryland, Georgia, Utah, and Idaho—are working to expand access to peer support for caregivers of children with special health care needs. The analysis is based on work completed by the States during the first half of their 5-year projects.

  • Evaluation Highlight No. 7: How are CHIPRA quality demonstration States designing and implementing caregiver peer support programs? February 2014, available as a PDF file PDF version - 585.23 KB or HTML text.
  • How are CHIPRA quality demonstration States designing and implementing caregiver peer support programs? Supplement to Evaluation Highlight No. 7, February 2014, available as a PDF file PDF version - 156.11 KB or HTML text.

Evaluation Highlight No. 6: How are CHIPRA quality demonstration States working together to improve the quality of health care for children?

January 2014

This Evaluation Highlight is the sixth in a series that presents descriptive and analytic findings from the national evaluation of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant Program. Of the 10 grantees that received awards, six represent multi-State partnerships involving 14 of the 18 CHIPRA quality demonstration States. This Highlight illustrates how States are using the partnerships to improve the quality of children’s health care. It describes the strategies that States are using to create and maintain cross-State relationships, as well as the benefits and challenges of partnering. Our analysis covers the first 3 years of these 5-year CHIPRA quality demonstration projects, including a year of planning.

  • Evaluation Highlight No. 6: How are CHIPRA quality demonstration States working together to improve the quality of health care for children? January 2014, available as a PDF file PDF version - 549.27 KB or HTML text.
  • How are CHIPRA quality demonstration States working together to improve the quality of health care for children? Supplement to Evaluation Highlight No. 6, January 2014, available as a  PDF file PDF version - 264.16 KB or HTML text.

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.

Additional Resources

Nine States’ Use of Learning Collaborative to Improve Children’s Health Care Quality in Medicaid and CHIP

This article in the November 2013 Academic Pediatrics supplement on quality improvement examines how nine CHIPRA quality demonstration States are using learning collaboratives to improve health care quality for children. The various approaches, goals, and challenges described in the article offer lessons that other States may find useful in creating their own learning collaboratives.

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