The commitment to quality improvement is implicit in the Academy mission of promoting the health and well-being of all children. Over the past decade, numerous reports have highlighted the growing concern from the public, government, and purchasers about the growing gap in health care quality - the difference between current health outcomes and those thought to be achievable using best practice models and clinical practice guidelines. The Academy has enhanced its range of programs, resources, and tools, as well as its relationship with external agencies and organizations to decrease the quality gap and provide optimal health care quality to all children.
The Academy seeks to support pediatricians and their care teams in continuous quality improvement through the implementation of the following quality agenda that provides a framework for the mission that “every child gets the right care every time."
Opportunities to Learn, Do, Network, and Lead in Quality Improvement
Maintenance of Certification
Clinical Practice Guidelines and Policy Implementation