Children's Health Insurance Program

This page links to documents that describe AHRQ activities related to the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and other useful Web resources on SCHIP.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is involved with the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP, formerly SCHIP) through research grants, research by AHRQ staff members, and educational programs. This page links to documents that describe AHRQ activities related to CHIP and other useful Web resources on CHIP.

AHRQ Research Grants

Child Health Insurance Research Initiative (CHIRI™)
A summary of nine AHRQ-funded studies on public child health insurance programs and health care delivery systems.

AHRQ/Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Activities

Children's Health Care Quality: Activities Related to the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA)
A summary of AHRQ/CMS progress in implementing the quality provisions of CHIPRA.

Additional Resources

Help for Children Who Need Health Insurance (Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Outreach to eligible children and their families through food and nutrition programs.

Toward Improving Birth Outcomes Toolkit (Center for Health Care Strategies)
Two toolkits to help State agencies and health plans increase the quality of health care provided to Medicaid and CHIP enrollees.

Insure Kids Now (Low-Cost or Free Health Coverage)
Information on State's insurance programs and messages on the importance of children's health insurance.

Page last reviewed August 2012
Internet Citation: Children's Health Insurance Program. August 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/children/schip/index.html