Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Child Health Quality Measurement Implementation and Development

Notice Number: NOT-HS-16-002

Key Dates
Release Date: December 16, 2016
Estimated Publication Date of Announcement: Spring, 2016

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Issued by
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (


The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA --Public Law No: 114-10) reauthorized the Children’s Health Insurance Program and extended the Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP) that was first established under the CHIPRA of 2009.

With this Notice AHRQ, in collaboration with CMS, informs the research community of our intentions to fund a new multi-year competitive cooperative agreement program aimed at establishing partnerships with the state Medicaid/CHIP programs to support development, testing, use and implementation of new or enhanced pediatric quality measures. This new program builds on the work previously completed though PQMP cooperative grants funding under CHIPRA. The planned FOA is expected to be published in spring, 2016 with an expected application due date in the summer, 2016. Details of the planned FOA are provided below.

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful partnerships with states in order to be prepared to submit responsive grant applications.

Research Initiative Details

The initiative will focus on partnering with state Medicaid/CHIP programs to identify gaps in quality measurement related to documented disparities in quality of care or health outcomes; providing technical assistance to state Medicaid/CHIP programs to facilitate testing, use and reporting on new measures; and conducting quality improvement projects with states.



Please direct all inquiries to:

Kamila B. Mistry, PhD, MPH
Senior Advisor, Child Health and Quality Improvement
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Telephone: 301-427-1012