North Carolina will receive $9.3 million over five years from the federal government to ensure doctors are doing a good job treating children from low-income families who rely on public health insurance.
The five-year grant was funded by Congress last year when it reauthorized the federal-state Children's Health Insurance Program.
North Carolina is one of 18 states to receive grants to improve health care quality for these children.
The funding is intended to carry out and evaluate performance measures of providers and expand the use of technology, such as electronic health records for child patients.
North Carolina's first portion of the grant received will be $2.2 million.