Structure, Priorities, and Funding

Our Structure

Started in 2013, the NHPIP is coordinated by the Institute for Health Policy and Practice at UNH, with Medical Director leadership from the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth.  A Steering Committee serves in an advisory capacity to NH PIP staff, providing feedback and insight about implementation of strategic priorities and emerging needs/opportunities.  The NHPIP Steering Committee is comprised of representatives from all stakeholder organizations/agencies participating in the NHPIP.

The NHPIP is part of the National Improvement Partnership Network (NIPN), a network of over 20 state improvement partnerships focused on advancing the quality of health care for children.  Want to learn more about the pediatric improvement partnership model?  Click here

Strategic Intents and Values

Our current work is centered on:

  1. Promoting awareness of and interest in pediatric care quality measurement, projects, and resources.  For example, the NHPIP has developed a one-pager about the NHPIP mission, vision, and strategic intents and has begun producing quarterly clinician-focused e-newsletters to inform NH clinicians about NHPIP's projects and other pediatric QI efforts happening in the state. Both the one-pager and recent e-newsletters can be found on our publications page.

  2.  Facilitating dialogue to identify and act upon pediatric care quality opportunities in NH. For example, NHPIP has identified adolescent health as an issue of focus for the NHPIP Steering Committee in 2017. Member of the Steering Committe interested in adolescent health will meet to discuss systems level barriers to adolescent health in NH and will take part in collective learning, action, and measurement.

  3. Conducting and/or collaborating with others on pediatric quality improvement projects. For example, the NHPIP is supporting a second cohort of pediatric clinics in the developmental screening quality improvement learning collaborative.

In conducting our work, the NHPIP upholds the following values:

  • Being committed to conducting high value, high quality projectwork.

  • Being measurement driven.

  • Focusing on improving the use of interventions with a solid evidence base of effectiveness in practice-based settings.  

  • Selecting projects that address priority health/healthcare issues for NH children.   

  • Conducting our work in a multi-disciplinary fashion.

  • Operating in a spirit of collaboration not competition.  .

  • Adhering to principles of health data confidentiality.

  • Sharing knowledge and information gained in the interest of child betterment.

Want to learn more about our strategic workplan for 2016-2020? Click here

Current and Previous Funders