Quality Improvement & Measurement

Children’s hospitals are in a unique position to have a transformational impact on children’s health throughout the country. They come together with the Children’s Hospital Association to advance a strategy focused on better health care, smarter spending and healthier children. Through collaborative improvement work, children’s hospitals are achieving results, sharing best practices and impacting the delivery of health care for children nationally and internationally.

An appreciation for the health of children and families, the unique health care needs of children and the continuum of care required to serve these needs underpins a body of work valuable to all institutions caring for children.


  • CARE Award

    The association received a Health Care Innovation Award from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) for Coordinating All Resources Effectively (CARE) for Children with Medical Complexity.

  • Child Health PSO

    As the only federally registered PSO dedicated to children’s hospitals, the Child Health PSO allows for sharing information and experiences to help children's hospitals eliminate harm and the risk of harm for children in their care.

  • Collaboratives

    Collaborative programs are an extensive network of children's hospitals collaborating to improve care and outcomes for high-impact clinical issues.

  • Pediatric Quality Policy and Measures

    CHA is working with children's hospitals to examine and advance meaningful measures that also demonstrate and differentiate children hospitals’ critical contributions to children’s health care.

  • Partnerships

    We leverage existing relationships and create new strategic partnerships with other providers, associations, clinicians and thought leaders dedicated to advancing children’s health.

  • Pediatric Quality Award

    The Pediatric Quality Award brings attention to remarkable improvement efforts happening inside and among our children’s hospitals and spreads proven practices to help other hospitals achieve similar results.

  • Legacy Quality Programs

    CHA discontinued these programs that have completed their mission and lifecycle.

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