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Member States

Lead contacts for all states with an Improvement Partnership are provided below.

Vermont

VCHIP logo

Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP), established in 1999
Judy Shaw, EdD, MPH, RN, FAAP
Executive Director, VCHIP
Research Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Nursing,
University of Vermont College of Medicine
judith.shaw@uvm.edu

 

Alabama

Alabama Child Health Improvement Alliance logo

Alabama Child Health Improvement Alliance (ACHIA), established 2013
Cason Benton, MD
Program Director, Alabama Child Health Improvement Alliance
cbenton@peds.uab.edu

 

Arizona

Best Care for Kids logo

Best Care for Kids, established in 2005
Peggy Stemmler, MD, MBA
Director, Best Care for Kids
Arizona Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
peggy@azaap.org

 

Arkansas

Pre-IP
Dennis Kuo, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Applied Research and Evaluation, Department of Pediatrics, UAMS College of Medicine
DZKuo@uams.edu

 

Connecticut

Pre-IP
Robert Zavoski, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Connecticut Department of Social Services
robert.zavoski@ct.gov

 

Idaho

Idaho Health and Wellness Collaboration for Children (IHAWCC),

Idaho Health and Wellness Collaboration for Children (IHAWCC), established in 2011
Melissa Carico
CHIC Project Manager
Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
Division of Medicaid
caricom@dhw.idaho.gov

 

Indiana

IN IP logo

Child Health Improvement Partnership Indiana (CHIP IN for Quality), established in 2011
Mary Jo Paladino, MSA
Executive Director, CHIP IN for Quality
Project Facilitator, Indiana Community Integrated Systems of Services (CISS)
Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics,
Children’s Health Services Research
mpaladin@indiana.edu

 

Iowa

PI CHI logo

Partnership to Improve Child Health in Iowa (PI CHI), established in 2011
Debra Waldron, MD, MPH, FAAP
Chief Medical Officer and Director, Child Health Specialty Clinics,
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
debra-waldron@uiowa.edu

 

Kentucky

Pre-IP
Gil Liu, MD, MS
Director, Division of General Pediatrics
gil.liu@louisville.edu

 

Maine

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Maine Child Health Improvement Partnership (ME CHIP), established in 2011
Amy Belisle, MD
Director, Child Health Quality Improvement, Quality Counts for Kids, Maine Quality Counts
Maine Child Health Improvement Partnership (ME CHIP)
Member, Quality Improvement Committee, Maine Chapter, AAP
abelisle@mainequalitycounts.org

 

Maryland

MPIP logo

Maryland Pediatric Improvement Partnership (MPIP), established in 2012
Scott Krugman, MD, FAAP
Chapter President
Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
scott.krugman@medstar.net

 

Michigan*

Michigan Child Health Improvement Partnership (MICHIP), established in 2007
Sue Moran
Director, Bureau of Medicaid Operations and Quality Assurance
Michigan Department of Community Health
morans@michigan.gov

 

Minnesota

MNCHIP logo

Minnesota Child Health Improvement Partnership (MNCHIP), established in 2007
Susan Castellano
Manager, Maternal and Child Health Assurance
Minnesota Department of Human Services
susan.castellano@state.mn.us

 

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Pediatric Improvement Partnership Logo

New Hampshire Pediatric Improvement Partnership (NHPIP), established in 2013
Alison Holmes, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and of Community and Family Medicine
Associate Director of Medical Student Education in Pediatrics
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Pediatric Hospitalist, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth
alison.v.holmes@hitchcock.org

 

New Jersey

AAPNJ with PCORE heart

American Academy of Pediatrics, New Jersey Chapter & New Jersey Pediatric Council on Research and Education (PCORE)
Steven Kairys, MD, MPH, FAAP
Medical Director, New Jersey PCORE
skairys@meridianhealth.com

 

New Mexico

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Envision New Mexico: The Initiative for Child Healthcare Quality, established in 2004
Jane McGrath, MD, FAAP
Director, Envision New Mexico
Professor of Pediatrics, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
jmcgrath@salud.unm.edu

 

New York

Established in 2005
Christopher Kus, MD, MPH
Maternal and Child Health Director
Bureau of Child and Adolescent Health
New York State Department of Health
cak03@health.state.ny.us

 

New York - Bronx

Bronx Ongoing Pediatric Screening in the Medical Home logo

Bronx Ongoing Pediatric Screening in the Medical Home (BOPS), Established in 2011
Deborah York, MPH
Project Director, BOPS
Department of Family and Social Medicine,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
deborah.york@einstein.yu.edu

 

Ohio

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Ohio BEACON Council (Best Evidence for Advancing Childhealth in Ohio Now), established in 2007
Harvey Doremus
Senior Strategic Policy Adivsor, Childhealth
Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, Office of Ohio Health Plans
harvey.doremus@odh.ohio.gov

 

Oklahoma

OK Kids logo

Oklahoma Key to Improving Developmental-Behavioral Services (OK KIDS), established in 2007
Laura McGuinn, MD
Developmental Pediatrician, Child Study Center
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
laura-mcguinn@ouhsc.edu

 

Oregon

OPIP_logo

Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership (OPIP), established in 2010
Colleen Reuland, MS
Executive Director, OPIP
reulandc@ohsu.edu

 

Rhode Island

Established in 2005
Patricia Flanagan, MD
Chief of Clinical Affairs, Hasbro Children's Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics for Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
President, American Academy of Pediatrics, Rhode Island Chapter
pflanagan@lifespan.org

 

South Carolina

South Carolina Quality through Technology and Innovations in Pediatrics logo

Quality through Technology and Innovations in Pediatrics, established in 2013
Francis Rushton, MD, FAAP
ferushton@embarqmail.com

Tennessee

Allen Coffman,MD, FAAP
Medical Director
Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Initiative for Tennessee
allen.coffman@tnaap.org

 

Utah

UPIQ logo

Utah Pediatric Partnership to Improve Healthcare Quality (UPIQ), established in 2003
Chuck Norlin, MD, FAAP
Director, UPIQ
Medical Director and Principle Investigator,
Children's Healthcare Improvement Collaboration (CHIC)
Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah Health Sciences Center
chuck.norlin@hsc.utah.edu

 

Washington

Washington State Collaborative for Improving Health, established in 2005

 

Washington, DC

DC logo

DC Partnership to Improve Children’s Healthcare Quality (DC PICHQ), established in 2005
Mark Weissman, MD, FAAP
Executive Director, DC PICHQ
Chief, Division of General Pediatrics and Community Health,
Children’s National Medical Center
Medical Director, Children’s National Health Network
mweissma@childrensnational.org

 

West Virginia

Kidnitiative WV logo

Kidnitiative West Virginia, established in 2007
Joan Phillips, MD, FAAP
Board Chair, Kidnitiative West Virginia
Past President, American Academy of Pediatrics, West Virginia Chapter
jphill324@yahoo.com

 

*The Michigan Child Health Improvement Partnership was initially established in 2007 with funding from The Commonwealth Fund but is not currently participating in NIPN activities.

The Washington State Collaborative for Improving Health was initially established in 2005 with VCHIP funding from The Commonwealth Fund but is not currently participating in NIPN activities.

Kidnitiative West Virginia was initially established in 2007 with funding from The Commonwealth Fund but is not currently participating in NIPN activities.

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