Quality Improvement Grants

The grant submission for 2017 has ended. Check back in September 2017 for our 2018 grant opportunity.

General Information

Thank you for your interest in the Wisconsin Youth Health Transition Quality Improvement (QI) Grant opportunity. The Youth Health Transition Initiative (YHTI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Center offers support for implementation of health care transition quality improvement processes at the practice level. Support for the QI grants is provided to the YHTI 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 (CYSHCN) Program. The YHTI staff will provide support and technical assistance for the grantees.

Quality Improvement Grants

The Youth Health Transition Quality Improvement grants are designed to support practices and health care systems in initiating one or more quality improvement processes that will support provider, youth and family awareness and engagement, as well as increase knowledge and skills to support successful health care transition from pediatric to adult health care. Got Transition’s Six Core Elements will guide grantees through strategies recommended for transition. Teams will be provided with opportunities to assess, learn, practice, support, and sustain. Grant work will aide teams in assessing their current transition status, educate and build awareness among staff using evidence-based tools and resources, implement transition quality improvement efforts, and sustain efforts after completion of the grant cycle. Teams will also share strategies and challenges with other grantees.

Critical Dates

• October 4, 2016: Grant Information Call
November 4, 2016: Applications due electronically
• December 9, 2016: Award notifications released
• January 1, 2017: Practice teams begin grant work
• February 7, April 12, June 14, and August 9, 2017: Learning Community calls, 12 pm to 1 pm
• November 14, 2017: Attend all-day grantee meeting (tentative), location TBD
• December 31, 2017: Project completion
• January 31, 2018: Final project report due

Grant Forms, Materials, and Resources

Find Your Regional Center

Teams will be required to partner with staff from the nearest Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. Locate your nearest Regional Center.

Current Assessment of Health Care Transition Activities

The Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition will provide the quality improvement framework for this grant application. There are three sets of customizable tools available for different practice settings. The Current Assessment of Health Care Transition Activities measurement tool gives individual providers, practices, or networks a snapshot regarding how far along they are in implementing the Six Core Elements. Practice teams should choose the version(s) most applicable to their setting(s), and complete as part of the application process. Use the results to help define your quality improvement focus area(s).

Transitioning Youth to Adult Health Care Providers

Adult Approach to Health Care without Changing Providers

Integrating Young Adults into Adult Health Care

Outcomes and Provider/Family Feedback Quarterly Report

(coming soon)

Other Funding Opportunities

None at this time.