Pediatric Improvement Partnership

Washington Child Health Improvement Partnership logo, green shape of the state of Washington with a white heart and the letters wachip.

When we collaborate with partners who share our passion for child and family health, we get more done. The Washington Child Health Improvement Partnership, WA-CHIP, is an umbrella structure to advance collaborative efforts to improve child health statewide. We use a dual-pronged approach: support practice improvements to make measurable changes at the clinic level and inform and drive advocacy to make changes at the state level.

Our current work under WA-CHIP falls into two areas: First Year Families, which focuses on early childhood and family well-being, and Champions for Youth, which focuses on school-age children and adolescents.

Diagram showing the relationship between the WA-CHIP steering committees and learning collaboratives.
WA-CHIP leverages the policy insights of our steering committees and the on-the-ground discoveries of our learning collaboratives to drive statewide policy changes.

The WA-CHIP Adolescent Immunizations Learning Collaborative has helped us dive into our own clinic’s immunization data and see where our strengths and weaknesses lie – and how we together, as a team, can implement changes that will improve the health and well-being of our patients. Without this partnership, our clinic would have never known the percentage of missed opportunities of adolescent immunizations outside of our preventive health visits.

Kitsap Children’s Clinic