Engaging Stakeholders to Improve the Quality of Children's Health Care

Engaging Stakeholders to Improve the Quality of Children's Health Care

The National Evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program, Implementation Guide Number 1
Published: Jul 17, 2014
Publisher: Washington, DC: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Associated Project

National Evaluation of CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant

Time frame: 2010-2015

Prepared for:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Ellen Albritton

Margo Edmunds

Veronica Thomas

Grace Ferry

Cindy Brach

Linda Bergofsky

Key Findings
  • The Implementation Guide outlines five steps for stakeholder engagement:
  1. Define the goals, scope, and institutional home of your stakeholder engagement process
  2. Determine whom to engage
  3. Build the stakeholder group structure
  4. Convene and disseminate
  5. Assess the quality and results of the engagement.

This Implementation Guide includes suggested steps and tips for implementing initiatives for improving child health care quality from the CMS-funded national evaluation of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant Program. This guide focuses on the stakeholder engagement efforts in Georgia, Idaho, and Massachusetts, and is designed to help State officials and other program administrators engage and partner with stakeholders in their own child health care quality improvement initiatives. It provides a five-step approach to engaging stakeholders, breaking down each step into smaller tasks with key points and resources to consider throughout the process.

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