- Improvement partnerships (IPs) are a model for collaboration among public and private organizations that share interests in improving child health and the quality of health care delivered to children. Their partners typically include state public health and Medicaid agencies, the local chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and an academic health care organization or children's hospital. Most IPs also engage other partners, including a variety of public, private, and professional organizations and individuals.
- I'd like to express my sincere gratitude to the APA for this tremendous honor and recognition. I am also extremely grateful to my mentors: my high-school biology teacher, Ben Kirkland; my college mentor, Ernest Williams; my Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program mentors, Alvan Feinstein and Ralph Horwitz; my Robert Wood Johnson Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program mentor, Sandy Schwartz; and my cherished pediatric colleagues and mentors, Michael Weitzman, Paul Wise, and Fernando Mendoza.