CHIP IN

About Us

chip_in.jpgWelcome to Children's Health Improvement Partnership of Indiana (CHIP IN).  We invite you to "CHIP IN" to improve quality in children’s health care!  As Indiana's child health improvement partnership, our maternal-child health professionals work with other organizations to research and implement quality improvements in children’s health care.  While there may be agreement that change is necessary to keep up with the growing evidence-based practices, rarely are there organizations that serve to help put new practices into action. CHIP IN works through implementation science to make change occur.

CHIP IN Mission

To engage government agencies, professional medical organizations, insurers, family organizations, and community partners in collaborative, measurement based, quality improvement initiatives.  We strive to provide optimal care for Indiana’s children and youth by working with the primary care medical home to:

  • Translate evidence-based   practices into practical / doable steps
  • Understand and work through systems to create realistic, measurable improvements in quality
  • Partner with families and the health care team to improve care

"Improving access to quality care and services for children, including children and youth with special health care needs, is driven through system change. Not only does effective system change require collaboration from a variety of partners working towards a common agenda, it also requires implementing measurement-based, quality improvement initiatives.  Indiana’s child health improvement partnership, CHIP IN for Quality, is committed to convening government, professional, family, academic, payor, and community partners to make system change a reality.  They have the unique ability to recognize the constraints that different sectors face, yet are able to create realistic, achievable change in quality of care for children.  The success CHIP IN helps its partners achieve is of value to the organization and most importantly the children we serve."

- Shirley Payne, MPH, Director Children’s Special Health Care Services, Indiana Department of Health

History - CHIP IN for Quality (Children’s Health Improvement Partnership Indiana) was established in 2011 with support from the Indiana State Department of Health and the IU School of Medicine. The first CHIP IN project centered on the primary care medical homes. The project, funded by the Indiana State Department of Health through a HRSA Community Integrated Systems of Service grant, supported primary care pediatric practices to implement changes, track progress, and make ongoing improvements to their medical home. Today, CHIP IN’s projects continue to be driven by this same commitment to primary pediatric care and quality improvement. (See "Our Current Projects.")

Contact Us

For more information about CHIP IN, please contact Angela Paxton at 317-278-3435 or email arpaxton@iu.edu.