University of Vermont

College of Medicine

National Improvement Partnership Network

National Improvement Partnership Network (NIPN)

National Improvement Partnership Network University of Vermont College of Medicine

The National Improvement Partnership Network (NIPN) is a network of over 20 states that have developed Improvement Partnerships to advance quality and transform healthcare for children and their families. An Improvement Partnership is a durable state or regional collaboration of public and private partners that uses the science of quality improvement and a systems approach to change healthcare infrastructure and practice. Vermont’s Improvement Partnership, the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP), provides leadership to NIPN.

Attendees in participating in group activity at meeting

NIPN Annual Meeting

2016 Meeting
Date: November 14 & 15, 2016
Location: Nashville, TN
Venue: Millennium Maxwell House Hotel
Registeration: No Fee, Register Here
Agenda: View Here

Attendees at the 2016 NIPN Annual Meeting will participate in real world, hands-on training and tools in program development and sustainability, including focused content on conducting quality improvement activities in primary care settings. Sessions are tailored towards issues of interest for IP leaders and partners, QI coaches, practice facilitators, and data analysts. There is no cost for this meeting. Learn more about past meetings.

Past Attendee Comments
“Excellent interactive sessions; presenters were skilled and engaging”
“This meeting was very practical and hands on. The information from the speakers and amongst the group is valuable.”
“Great opportunity to work with IP team & geographic networks”


children hanging upside down on monkey bars

States are Developing Improvement Partnerships

Since 2003, a growing number of states have adopted an Improvement Partnership program as part of their state’s strategy to improve the quality of care provided to children and families. VCHIP, along with other NIPN states, provides technical assistance and mentorship to states wishing to form an Improvement Partnership. Read more

boy with head on parent's shoulder

NIPN Measures

Adolescent and Young Adult Health measures available January 12, 2016. As a step towards strengthening the reporting of Improvement Partnership outcomes NIPN has established a set of standard process measures for IPs on Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Healthy Weight (Obesity) and Asthma. Launching a set of core measures for each topic area is important for standardizing and measuring improvement across all Improvement Partnerships, and to aid in the reporting of outcomes and impact. Learn more

Last modified October 04 2016 11:38 AM