Advancing Family-Centered Care Coordination for Children and Youth
with Special Health Care Needs

2018 Quality Improvement Grant Project Opportunity

The Wisconsin Medical Home Initiative (WISMHI) at Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin is releasing a Request for Proposals for quality improvement projects in Wisconsin medical practices serving children and youth with chronic conditions. Funding for projects is provided through grants from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health, Bureau of Community Health Promotion, Family Health Section, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program.

For children and youth with special health care needs, receipt of care within a medical home, and specifically care coordination, has been shown to positively impact outcomes for such patients and their families. Shared care planning is a central component of coordination of care. Use of a shared plan of care can improve family-clinician relationships, support provision of family-centered care, and provide information that enhances planning and delivery of services and supports to address medical and social needs of children, youth, and their families.

Based on available funds of $100,000, there are two funding tracks available: up to $10,000 and up to $20,000. For the $10,000 grant amount, project teams are required to pilot use of a shared plan of care with at least 10 children with chronic conditions in their practice. For the $20,000 grant amount, project teams are required to pilot use of a shared plan of care with at least 20 children. Returning teams would be required to enroll a minimum of an additional 10 children (for $10,000 award) or 20 children (for $20,000 award) beyond the currently enrolled children in the project. Sites may choose to focus on children with specific conditions, those with medical complexity, those 14-21 years old transitioning from pediatric to adult health care, or other criteria given rationale for this selection.

Pediatricians who participate directly in the project teams are eligible for 25 MOC Part 4 points through the American Board of Pediatrics upon project completion.

Completed applications are due by November 30, 2017.

  • Access the 2018 project proposal guidance
  • Access the online application to submit your proposal by Nov 30
  • Download a one-page summary of the grant project opportunity

For additional information, contact Colleen Lane at



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