Member States

Lead contacts for states in the process of forming or which have formed an Improvement Partnership.

Vermont

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

Alabama

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

Arizona

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Best Care for Kids, established in 2005
Peggy Stemmler, MD, MBA
Director, Best Care for Kids
peggy@frameshiftgroup.com

Colorado

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Colorado Children's Healthcare Access Program
Mindy Craig, M.S., PA-C
Colorado Children's Healthcare Access Program
mindy.craig@cchap.org

Connecticut*

Pre-IP

Idaho*

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Idaho Health and Wellness Collaboration for Children (IHAWCC), established in 2011

Indiana

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Child Health Improvement Partnership Indiana (CHIP IN for Quality), established in 2011
Angela Paxton
Practice Liaison, CHIP IN for Quality
Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics,
Children’s Health Services Research
arpaxton@iu.edu

Iowa*

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Partnership to Improve Child Health in Iowa (PI CHI), established in 2011

Kentucky*

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Kentucky Pediatric Alliance for Transforming Children's Healthcare (KPATCH), established in 2015

Maine

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Maine Child Health Improvement Partnership (ME CHIP), established in 2011
Maine Child Health Improvement Partnership (ME CHIP)

Maryland*

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Maryland Pediatric Improvement Partnership (MPIP), established in 2012

Michigan*

Michigan Child Health Improvement Partnership (MICHIP), established in 2007

Minnesota

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Minnesota Child Health Improvement Partnership (MNCHIP), established in 2007
Minnesota Department of Human Services

New Hampshire

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New Hampshire Pediatric Improvement Partnership (NHPIP), established in 2013
Holly Tutko, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor
NH Institute for Health Policy and Practice
University of New Hampshire
holly.tutko@unh.edu

New Jersey

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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
steven.kairys@hmhn.org

New Mexico

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Envision New Mexico: The Initiative for Child Healthcare Quality, established in 2004
Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez, PhD
Research Associate Professor, 
EYJimenez@salud.unm.edu

New York*

Established in 2005

Ohio*

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Ohio BEACON Council (Best Evidence for Advancing Childhealth in Ohio Now), established in 2007

Oklahoma*

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Oklahoma Key to Improving Developmental-Behavioral Services (OK KIDS), established in 2007

Oregon

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

Rhode Island

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Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH Kids), 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

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Quality through Technology and Innovations in Pediatrics, established in 2013
Ramkumar Jayagopalan, MD, FAAP 
ramkumarjayagopalan@gmail.com

Tennessee

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Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Initiative for Tennessee (PHiiT), established in 2014
Becky Brumley, RDH, MPH
Program Director/Quality Coach

becky.brumley@tnaap.org

Utah

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Utah Pediatric Partnership to Improve Healthcare Quality (UPIQ), established in 2003
Diane Liu
Director, UPIQ
Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah Health Sciences Center
Diane.Liu@hsc.utah.edu

Washington*

Washington State Collaborative for Improving Health, established in 2005

Washington, DC

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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

Wisconsin

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Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin
Naomi Kowald, CAPSW
Medical Home Project Manager
nkowald@chw.org

West Virginia*

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Kidnitiative West Virginia, established in 2007

*not currently participating in NIPN activities.

NIPN Member States

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Member states map last updated in April 2021.


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