The National Improvement Partnership Network (NIPN) is a network of over 15 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.
To learn more about the work of Improvement Partnerships and the innovations taking place around the country in children’s healthcare as part of our work, we invite you to explore these pages.
NIPN is supported by funding from Maine and Vermont’s Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration grant which is funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The goal of the demonstration is to establish and evaluate a national quality system for children’s healthcare, inclusive of care provided through the Medicaid program and CHIP. To learn more about the program and participating states’ initiatives, click here.
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