Spotlight on Colorado

Spotlight on Colorado

The National Evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program
Published: Jul 30, 2015
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


Grace Anglin

Ian Hill

Ashley Palmer

Margo Wilkinson

Arnav Shah

Key Findings

Colorado’s Goals: Work with school-based health centers to improve care for adolescents by—

  • Implementing new quality improvement processes.
  • Implementing an electronic screening tool.
  • Engaging youth in their care.
  • Promoting the patient-centered medical home model.

This brief highlights the major strategies, lessons learned, and outcomes from Colorado’s experience in the quality demonstration funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) through the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA). For this 5-year demonstration, CMS awarded 10 grants that supported efforts in 18 States to identify effective, replicable strategies for enhancing the quality of health care for children. With funding from CMS, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is leading the evaluation of the program.

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