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The Utah Pediatric Partnership to Improve Healthcare Quality (UPIQ) is a coalition to advance quality and transform health care for children and their families. We are a durable state collaboration of public and private partners adopting the science of quality improvement and a systems approach to change healthcare infrastructure and practice.

UPIQ is a member of the National Improvement Partnership Network.


Our Current Activities

Our Team

Diane Liu, MD FAAP


Gabi Baraghoshi, RN, MPH

Quality Improvement Specialist

Office: 801-213-4049

Heidi Bates, MHL, RN

Quality Improvement Specialist

Office: 801-587-2418

Steering Committee Organizations

  • University of Utah Department of Pediatrics (administrative home)
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics, Utah Chapter
  • The Utah Department of Health
  • Utah Family Voices
  • Voices for Utah Children
  • CoMagine
  • Intermountain Pediatrics
  • Intermountain Interprofessional Continuing Education
  • Copperview Medical
  • Utah Medicaid and Health Finance
  • Selecthealth
  • University of Utah Healthplans

Previous and Current Fundings

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • AAP Partnerships for Quality Grants
  • Marriner S. Eccles Foundation
  • Primary Children's Hospital Foundation
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Sorenson Legacy Foundation
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Foundation
  • Utah Medical Association Foundation
  • Utah Department of Health