Neonatal Outcomes Improvement Projects (NOIP)
WHAT: A series of projects in several states designed to establish new systems of care to reduce the burden of mortality and morbidity associated with premature birth and very low birth weight.
WHO: This series of projects engaged multiple organizations and agencies in Arkansas, New York, North Carolina and Ohio.
WHEN: The projects took place been 2007 and 2010.
FUNDER: Funders of these various projects include the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as well as varying state agencies.
NICHQ'S ROLE: Developed a change package and measures for this work and provided technical assistance and on how to incorporate quality improvement principles to improve the systems of care for premature babies.