The simple yet powerful tools of QI provide the framework that VCHIP and our partners use to improve the health outcomes of children, youth and families in Vermont and nationally. QI techniques are highly effective in motivating, testing, and sustaining changes that result in improved health care process and health outcomes. Read more about quality improvement.
Quality Improvement Projects
A network of state Improvement Partnerships has emerged as a way to advance quality and transform health care practice for children. Practice-level support and a focus on system-wide improvements are what make Improvement Partnerships different-- they don't just give information; they work to facilitate change. Read more about the national improvement partnership network.
The HSR team is in a unique position to inform primary care practice by sharing the impact of local practice change on the larger system of healthcare in Vermont and by disseminating findings nationally on healthcare transformation.
Read more about health services research.
CHAMP Network: 2019 Practice Recruitment Open
Dr. David Rettew's Child Mental Health blog
VCHIP and Shaw Improve Pediatric Care through Collaboration in Vermont and across U.S
Academic Pediatrics: State-Based Partnerships that Improve Pediatric Care
Vermont Youth Suicide Prevention Platform recognized by National Best Practices Registry
Quality Improvement to Immunization Coverage in Primary Care (2018 Publication)
The most valuable assistance from VCHIP has been to evaluate if we are really doing what we think we are doing and if our families are receiving the care we believe we are providing."
Fred Holmes, MD, Mousetrap Pediatrics, St. Albans