With the insight and perspective of our members, the Quality Institute’s policy work spans areas such as payment reform and child and maternal health. We advise legislators and other decision makers on insurance policy, health care technology, and strategies to improve patient care and population health. We help mayors create a culture of health in their communities and we facilitate family and community conversations about end-of-life care.

Our policy team works to promote the long-term sustainability of innovative models like HealthySteps, CenteringPregnancy and CenteringParenting, including understanding current payment structure and building a payment strategy that would allow for program growth across the state. Our maternity work is supported by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Burke Foundation, and NJAAP.

Maternal and Child Health

NJ-RHAP Description

In Summer 2020, the Quality Institute released the NJ-RHAP PACT, an engaging and informative resource for providers. The NJ-RHAP PACT provides education and support for the implementation of best practices to increase access to reproductive health services, including long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), using shared-decision making and the promotion of reproductive justice. The toolkit covers topics such as billing and coding for contraceptive services, same-day access to LARC, and community engagement strategies.