Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP)
VCHIP is a trusted partner helping health care professionals improve the care they provide to children and families. We undertake measurement-based assessments of current care delivery, provide evaluation expertise to assess programs and policies impacting systems of care, facilitate quality improvement projects, actively collaborate with public and private entities seeking to spread improvement partnerships, and inform policy across larger health care systems.
VCHIP supports perinatal improvements at all Vermont community hospitals, including work in the areas of reductions in late preterm deliveries, breastfeeding initiation, and preventive care during the newborn hospitalization period...read more.
VCHIP projects support a delivery system in which health care is provided in medical homes with appropriate and effective linkages to systems of specialty care...read more.
For nearly 10 years, VCHIP has been supporting improvements in health care for youth ages 8 to 18 among more than 60 Vermont pediatric and family medicine practices and public and private insurers...read more.
In addition to evaluating the impact of our own projects, VCHIP serves as an independent evaluator for a number of statewide projects...read more.
VCHIP's extensive experience in quality improvement coaching and training provides the foundation for our many state and national initiatives...read more.
"VCHIP is a perfect example of how state groups can come together around a common goal and achieve unprecedented results for children and providers. In my work in both Florida and Ohio, I often turned to VCHIP staff and faculty for technical assistance and guidance on building responsive, effective programs." -Lisa Simpson, MB, BCH, MPH, FAAP, President & CEO, AcademyHealth
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