Improving Healthcare for Children in Foster Care
WHAT: A project to maximize the current health status and long term well being of children in foster care by implementing systemic changes in the accessibility, delivery, coordination and supervision of healthcare services (including mental health services) for children in foster care.
WHO: Eight child welfare agencies in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, New Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode Island, Ohio and Vermont.
WHEN: August 2013 until June 2014
FUNDER: The project was funded by Casey Family Program and conducted in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
NICHQ'S ROLE: Facilitated a Breakthrough Series learning collaborative to apply quality improvement methodology to the practice of healthcare related systems change.