Advancing Family-Centered Care Coordination for Children and Youth
with Special Health Care Needs using a Shared Plan of Care (SPoC)

2019 Quality Improvement Grant Project Opportunity

The Wisconsin Medical Home Initiative (WISMHI) of Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin is releasing a Request for Applications for quality improvement projects in medical practices serving children and youth with special health care needs. Funding for projects is provided through a grant 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. For the $10,000 track, project teams are required to pilot use of a shared plan of care with at least 10 children with special health care needs. For the $20,000 track, 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 or 20 children beyond those currently enrolled in the project. Sites may choose to focus on pediatric populations with specific conditions, medical complexity, those 12-21 years old transitioning from pediatric to adult health care, or other criteria given rationale for this selection.

Pediatricians who can attest to meaningful participation in the project are eligible for 25 MOC Part 4 credits through the American Board of Pediatrics upon project completion.

Completed applications are due by November 16, 2018.

  • Access the 2019 project proposal guidance
  • Access the online application to submit your proposal by Nov 16
  • Download a one-page summary of the grant project opportunity
  • Register and submit questions for the Oct 10 informational call (12-1 PM)


For additional information, contact Colleen Lane at



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