The Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Seattle Children’s, and Public Health – Seattle & King County formed the King County Child Health Improvement Partnership (K-CHIP) in 2019, funded by the Best Starts for Kids (BSK) initiative.
K-CHIP’s goal was to support three cohorts of clinics to increase adolescent vaccination coverage in King County. Over a 6-month period, clinics identify opportunities to increase adolescent vaccinations, implement improvements, receive regular data and coaching, and benefit from participating in a community of clinics working toward the same goals.
In 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to interest from pediatric practices in Spokane, K-CHIP expanded its focus to increase adolescent vaccinations statewide, starting with Spokane, and changed its name to the Washington Child Health Improvement Partnership to reflect the broader focus.
To learn more, visit the King County Child Health Improvement Partnership website.