Since 2016, over 20 Wisconsin clinics have participated in Shared Plan of Care pilot projects. Clinics have piloted this work with families of children diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA), medically complex children, and those transitioning from pediatric to adult health care. Clinic teams report “This has stream lined communication between primary providers and other health care providers and mental health counselors.” Many of the families report that their child’s needs have been met and have shared that “[I] feel having the shared plan has helped me to understand, communicate and determine what is best for my child…”

A Shared Plan of Care is a living document completed by parents and health care providers that includes information necessary to assure issues affecting a child’s health are identified and accessible across systems, and that activities and accountability for addressing those activities are documented.

Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin’s Medical Home Initiative is releasing a Request for Applications for quality improvement projects in Wisconsin medical practices serving children and youth with special health care needs. Funding for projects is provided 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 Program.

Teams will use quality improvement approaches to accelerate their learning. Based on available funds up to $100,000, there are two funding tracks available: up to $10,000 or up to $20,000.

Pediatricians who can attest to meaningful participation in the project are eligible for 25 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 credits through the American Board of Pediatrics upon project completion.

Complete Applications are due by November 16, 2018.

  • Access the 2019 project proposal guidance
  • Access the online application to submit your proposal by Nov 16
  • Download a one-page summary of the grant project opportunity
  • Register and submit questions for the Oct 10 informational call (12-1 PM)
For additional information, contact Colleen Lane (