CHNC Approved as Portfolio Sponsor for American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) recently approved Children’s Hospitals Neonatal Consortium as a Pediatric Portfolio Sponsor for ABP Maintenance of Certification (MOC) activities. The sponsorship gives pediatricians and pediatric trainees a seamless opportunity to earn MOC credit for work they are already doing while participating in CHNC’s quality improvement (QI) activities.

As a Pediatric Portfolio Sponsor, CHNC evaluates local and institutional QI projects against the ABP’s QI activity standards and then approves projects for MOC credit. All physicians actively participating in the projects can earn this credit.

“The ABP supports the important work of CHNC,” said Virginia A. Moyer, MD, MPH, and Vice President of Maintenance of Certification and Quality for the ABP. “We are pleased to collaborate with you to help physicians meet MOC requirements and improve care for children.”

The ABP has approved more than 50 hospitals and medical organizations across the United States as Pediatric Portfolio Sponsors. Hospitals, health care organizations, professional societies, and improvement collaboratives can apply to become Portfolio Sponsors.

CHNC is approved by the ABP through March 31, 2021. Currently, all QI project proposals will be introduced or approved by the CHNC Collaboratives Initiatives for Quality Improvement (CIQI) Steering Committee. Further information will be shared with site sponsors regarding potential approval of local institutional projects when available.


Portfolio Program Leader:     Theresa Grover, MD

CHNC CIQI Co-chairs:          Eugenia Pallotto, MD, MSCE

 Beverly Brozanski, MD

 Anthony Piazza, MD

About the American Board of Pediatrics:

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) certifies general pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists based on standards of excellence that lead to high-quality health care during infancy, childhood, adolescence, and the transition into adulthood. The ABP certification provides assurance to the public that a general pediatrician or pediatric subspecialist has successfully completed accredited training and fulfills the continuous evaluation requirements.