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Search Results: MCH Organizations

This list of organizations is drawn from the MCH Organizations Database. Contact information is the most recent known to the MCH Digital Library.


Displaying records 1 through 20 (25 total).

U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality , Health Care Innovations Exchange (AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exhcnage)

Annotation: The AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange is a central repository of ideas and tools for assessing, measuring, promoting, and improving the quality of health care; a standardized description of innovations and quality tools; and opportunities for learning and networking. The site’s content may be browsed by single or multiple subjects including client population, stage of care, setting of care, client care process, Institute of Medicine domains of quality, organizational purpose, and disease or clinical category. Resources to inform and guide efforts, instructions for submitting an innovation, and information about funding opportunities are also provided.

Keywords: Diffusion of innovation, Health care delivery, Networking, Program improvement, Quality assurance

U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, CHIPRA Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP)

Annotation: The CHIPRA Pediatric Quality Measures Program is the dedicated home for information on the development and enhancement of children's health care quality measures as directed under the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA). The website provides information on the program's process and timeline, as well as the Centers of Excellence (COE) funded to develop or enhance pediatric quality measures and test the performance of those measures against specific criteria.

Keywords: Child health, Children's Health Insurance Program, Measures, Pediatric care, Program improvement, Quality assurance

Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM)

Annotation: The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) is a national alliance to promote consistent and safe maternity care to reduce maternal mortality by 1,000 and severe maternal morbidity by 100,000 instances over the course of four years, 2014 – 2018 (and continuing). Over this four-year period, AIM will collaborate with eight qualified states and a large number of hospitals and hospital systems across the U.S. participating on a voluntary basis to initiate or improve a culture of maternal safety through continuous quality improvement cycles. The purpose of the AIM program is to equip, empower and embolden every state, perinatal quality collaborative, hospital network/system, birth facility and maternity care provider in the U.S to significantly reduce severe maternal morbidity and maternal mortality through proven implementation of consistent maternity care practices that are outlined in maternal safety bundles (action systems). The AIM Program is designed to complement current maternal safety initiatives in progress, as well as drive continuous quality improvement on a state and birth facility level. It is funded through the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Keywords: Collaboration, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Prevention programs, Quality assurance

American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG)

Annotation: The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) provides education, resources, and representation for the medical genetics profession. ACMG promotes the development and implementation of methods to diagnose, treat and prevent genetic disease and establishes uniform laboratory standards, quality assurance, and proficiency testing. The college develops clinical practice guidelines and produces laboratory-services directories, databases, position papers, and population screening guidelines.

Keywords: Genetics, Advocacy, Diagnosis, Genetics education, Health promotion, Preventive health services, Professional societies, Publications, Quality assurance, Resources for professionals, Standards

American Health Quality Association (AHQA)

American Society for Quality Improvement

Annotation: The American Society for Quality (ASQ) is a quality improvement organization that offers concepts, tools, training, and technologies aimed at creating better workplaces and communities worldwide. The website includes an A-to-Z quide to quality-related terminology and a wide variety of publications, online training tools, and certification programs. ASQ also sponsors conferences and other educational events.

Keywords: Program improvement, Quality assurance

California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC)

Annotation: The California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative is devoted to eliminating preventable maternal death and injury and promoting equitable maternity care in California by bringing resources, tools, measures, and quality improvement techniques to providers, administrators, and public health leaders. The web site offers current information about California maternal outcomes, specific projects that are in process, annotated bibliographies of important topics, resources developed or have received from other organizations, key links, and specific information to assist in performing quality improvement for maternity topics. The site also serves as a communications tool for the many CMQCC committees that are working on state-wide projects.

Keywords: Research, California, Health services delivery, Maternal health, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Quality assurance, State initiatives

Center for Public Health Quality (CPHQ)

Annotation: The Center for Public Health Quality (CPHQ) collaborates to local, state, and national partners in efforts to support continuous quality improvement within the public health system. CPHQ provides training programs; consultation and technical support; and a variety of resources and publications, including a quality improvement toolkit.

Keywords: Program improvement, Public health, Quality assurance

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Annotation: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a consortia structure based on the agency's four key lines of business including (1) Medicare health plans operations, (2) financial management and fee for service operations, (3) Medicaid and children's health operations; and (4) quality improvement and survey and certification operations. Ten regional offices represent the agency in delivering key messages; putting into practice regulations, policy, and program guidance; and monitoring programs and evaluation of contractors/grantees. The website provides information on Medicare; Medicaid; the Children's Health Insurance Program; regulations and guidance; research, statistics, data, and systems; outreach and education; and tools. CMS was previously called the Health Care Financing Administration.

Keywords: Health care financing, Conferences, Data analysis, Diagnosis related groups, EPSDT, Federal agencies, Health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Program evaluation, Publications, Quality assurance, Spanish language materials, State agencies, State children's health insurance program, State programs, Statistics, Training, immunization

Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI)

Annotation: The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) develops and facilitates the implementation of client-centered quality-measurement tools. CAHMI’s website has information about how to implement and apply the measures. CAHMI also provides technical assistance for services for client-centered quality measurement and improvement, including research design, analysis, and reporting to key stakeholders. The initiative's Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC) functions to advance the use of public data on health and health-related services for children, adolescents, and their families.

Keywords: Collaboration, Quality assurance, Adolescent health, Child health , Evaluation, Measures, Surveys

Child and Family Policy Center (CFPC)

Annotation: The Child and Family Policy Center (CFPC) is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization promoting outcome-based policies that improve child well-being. The center focuses on a range of policy areas in Iowa, including child care and early education, health and well-being, and family economic success. CFPC also conducts national evaluation work focused on early-childhood system building and policy development promoting comprehensive, asset-based approaches to supporting children and families.

Keywords: Advocacy, Child care, Child health, Children, Early childhood education, Evaluation, Families, Family economics, Iowa, Policy development, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Research, Systems development

Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC)

Annotation: The Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC) supports state policymakers’ development and use of coordinated state early care and education (ECE) data systems to improve the quality of ECE programs and the workforce, increase access to high-quality ECE programs, and ultimately improve child outcomes. The ECDC provides tools and resources to encourage state policy change and provides a national forum to support the development and use of coordinated state ECE data systems. The ECDC is supported through funding from the Alliance for Early Success, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Keywords: Collaboration, Coordination, Data, Early childhood, Integrated information systems, Policy development, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Systems development, Workforce

Early Childhood Education Linkage System-Healthy Child Care Pennsylvania (ECELS-Healthy Childcare PA)

Annotation: The Early Childhood Education Linkage System-Healthy Child Care Pennsylvania (ECELS-Healthy Child Care PA) provides professional consultation, training, and technical assistance to improve early education and child care in Pennsylvania. Since December 1989, the PA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has operated the ECELS linking the resources of government, early childhood educators, and health professionals. Now operating Healthy Child Care America Pennsylvania, ECELS offers opportunities for professional development to PA early learning and child care practitioners. Resources include tools, fact sheets, a/v lending library, calendar of events, self-learning modules and workshops, and e-mail alerts.

Keywords: Child care workers, Child health, Child safety, Collaboration, Consultants, Early childhood educators, Pennsylvania, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Technical assistance

Health Care Communities (HC)

Annotation: Healthcare Communities is a web-based knowledge management system and community portal that supports health care transformation. The site has features that facilitate the quality improvement efforts of organizations and individuals by enabling them to share their knowledge, resources, and experiences. These features include: document sharing, announcements, topic-specific listservs and forums, social media connections, a quality improvement resource library, a video library, a calendaring function, and where applicable, access to a secure data reporting site used to measure performance in both small and large improvement initiatives.

Keywords: Community coordination, Health care reform, Integrated information systems, Knowledge management, Program improvement, Quality assurance

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Annotation: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent not-for-profit organization working to improve the health of individuals and populations by innovating, convening, partnering, and driving results in health and health care improvement worldwide. IHI's work is focused on the following five areas: improvement capacity; person- and family-centered care; patient safety; quality, cost, and value; and Triple Aim for populations. Services include in-person and virtual training, audio and video programs, publications, and an international network of chapters.

Keywords: Family centered care, Health care reform, Health care systems, Measures, Organizational change, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Safety, Training

Joint Commission (JCAHO)

Annotation: The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification are recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards. Topics include emergency management, reliability, health care-associated infections and infection control, pain management, patient safety, and transitions of care. Resources include accountability measures, fact sheets, forms, manuals, monographs, papers, podcasts, reports, and videos. A blog, newsletters, sentinel event alerts, and speakers bureau are also available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Accreditation, Certification, Measures, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Standards

National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement (NCCCQI)

Annotation: The National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement (NCCCQI) delivers technical assistance to support Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) state and territory grantees in developing and enhancing quality improvement efforts including Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) to strengthen licensing and health and safety standards. Activities include planning quality goals, identifying and sharing promising practices, and partnering with others to address early childhood-related cross-sector system issues and to identify knowledge gaps. NCCCQI is a service of the U.S. Office of Child Care.

Keywords: Child care, Program improvement, Quality assurance

National Coalition for Infant Health (NCfIH)

Annotation: The National Coalition for Infant Health (NCfIH) is a collaborative of professional, clinical, community health, and family support organizations focused on improving the lives of premature infants and their families. NCfIH promotes lifelong clinical, health, education, and supportive services needed by premature infants and their families. The program brings together parents, multidisciplinary leaders of national and community-based movements, nurses, social workers, neonatalogists, and others all working together to focus on equal access to a continuum of quality care, patient safety, education, and policy to meet a clear need at the family, community, state, and federal levels. The website provides resources for parents and professionals; information about events and observances including Preemie Matters, a national policy summit; and membership.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Collaboration, Education, Equal opportunities, Family support services, High risk infants, Infant health, Life course, Parent support services, Policy development, Premature infants, Prematurity, Preterm birth, Quality assurance, Safety

National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC)

Annotation: The National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC) is a non-profit and non-partisan alliance of businesses; labor, consumer, religious, and primary care provider groups; and health and pension funds which represents 150 million Americans. It focuses on improving the nation’s health care through health care coverage for all; cost management; improvement of health care quality and safety; equitable financing; and simplified administration.

Keywords: Health care reform, Quality assurance, Uninsured persons

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

Annotation: The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care. NCQA develops quality standards and performance measures for a broad range of health care entities. Its programs, services, publications, and training tools focus on measuring, analyzing, and improving health care quality.

Keywords: Accreditation, Health services, Managed care, Quality assurance

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.