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.

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. 13: How did CHIPRA quality demonstration States employ learning collaboratives to improve children’s health care quality?

June 2015

  • Evaluation Highlight No. 13: How did CHIPRA quality demonstration States employ learning collaboratives to improve children’s health care quality? June 2015, available as a PDF file PDF version - 813.71 KB or HTML text

This Evaluation Highlight is the 13th 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. This Highlight focuses on lessons learned from nine States—Alaska, Florida, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oregon, Utah, and West Virginia. These States implemented learning collaboratives and subsequently reported quantifiable improvements in medical home capacity and/or health care quality among the 137 child-serving primary care practices that participated in the CHIPRA quality demonstration. The analysis is based on work completed by States during the first 4.5 years of their 5-year demonstration projects.

This Evaluation Highlight includes a supplement that provides an overview of the learning collaboratives in each of the nine States, including their similarities and differences. PDF file PDF version - 318.06 KB or HTML text

Evaluation Highlight No. 12: How are CHIPRA quality demonstration States improving perinatal care?

May 2015

  • Evaluation Highlight No. 12: How are CHIPRA quality demonstration States improving perinatal care? May 2015, available as a PDF file PDF version - 649.48 KB or HTML text.

This Evaluation Highlight is the 12th 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. In this Highlight, we discuss how Florida and Illinois are leveraging CHIPRA quality demonstration funds to improve the quality of perinatal care, defined as health care provided during pregnancy up until a week after birth

Page last reviewed June 2015
Internet Citation: What's New. June 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/chipra/demoeval/whatsnew.html