Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Networks (CoIINs)

CoIINs are teams who tackle complex health problems.

Federal, state, local, and community leaders form these teams. These teams come together because they have similar challenges they are trying to overcome. They form a network across geographical distance. The members of teams within a CoIIN are from various disciplines and specializations. 

We fund six CoIINs.

Adolescent and Young Adult Health (AYAH) CoIIN

Goal: To increase preventive health care visits for youth.

Focuses on:

  • Screening and referral for depression
  • Making sure State Title V MCH programs include services kids need, especially concerning mental health

Awardee: University of California San Francisco:  National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center exit disclaimer icon

Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN

Goal: To support State Title V MCH programs to increase the number of children from birth to 21 who fall within a healthy weight range.

Focuses on:

  • Nutrition
  • Breastfeeding
  • Physical activity

Awardee: Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) exit disclaimer icon

Health Care Delivery System Innovations for Children with Medical Complexity (CMC) CoIIN

Goal: To improve the lives of children with complex medical conditions and their families’ well-being.

Focuses on:

  • Testing and spreading promising health care delivery strategies
  • Making care cost-effective

Awardee: Boston University School of Social Work: CoIIN to Advance Care for Children with Medical Complexity exit disclaimer icon

Home Visiting CoIIN (HV CoIIN)

Goal: To improve the services home visiting programs provide. 

Focuses on:

  • Maternal depression screening and treatment
  • Breastfeeding
  • Engaging families in improving services
  • Screening for children’s developmental needs
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Health equity
  • Well-child visits 

Learn more: Home Visiting and Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (PDF 306 KB) exit disclaimer icon

Awardee: The Education Development Center, Inc.:  Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network 2.0 exit disclaimer icon

Infant Mortality CoIIN

Goal: To ensure babies are born healthy and reach their first birthday.

Focuses on:

  • Social determinants of health (SDOH)
  • Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID)
  • Early prenatal care
  • Women’s health before they become pregnant 

Awardees: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs: SDOH CoIIN, National Institute for Children’s Health Quality: Safe Sleep CoIIN, Project Concern International: Border States Prenatal CoIIN, and University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill: Preconception CoIIN exit disclaimer icon

School-based Health Services (SBHS) CoIIN

Goal: To provide primary health care and mental health services to kids and teens in schools across the nation.

Focuses on:

  • Growing the number of school-based health centers
  • Making sure services are available in schools in hard to reach areas and low-income areas
  • Providing services to help with stress, depression, suicide, and anxiety
  • Social and environmental factors that impact health

Awardee: School-based Health Alliance exit disclaimer icon and University of Maryland School of Medicine National Center for School Mental Health exit disclaimer icon


Date Last Reviewed:  March 2018