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NICHQ News October 2014
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CEO Charlie Homer Speaking
Hear NICHQ's CEO Charlie Homer deliver the keynote address for Scotland's Early Years Collaborative. The collaborative aims to make Scotland the best place in the world for children to grow up. Watch the keynote.
Featured Highlight

Don't miss the "Effects of Housing and Neighborhood on Children" webinar and live event on Oct. 23, 2-4 p.m. ET, hosted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. NICHQ Executive Project Director Lauren Smith will be a panelist. Register Now.

See where other NICHQ executives and staff will be speaking on our News and Events page.
> Congratulations to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital of Grand Rapids, MI, on becoming Baby-Friendly! Butterworth Hospital is the latest Best Fed Beginnings team to receive the designation.

>  Have you seen NICHQ's newest video? Follow two hospital teams in NICHQ’s Best Fed Beginnings initiative as they take final steps toward Baby-Friendly designation and reflect on this groundbreaking, national quality improvement project. View Video.
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Stories Matter

Stories tell us the “why” and “how did that happen?” below the headline. At NICHQ, the team I lead asks three critical questions when evaluating our projects: “What happened?” “Why?” and “What's next?” Read More.

Marriane McPherson
Saving Newborns by Changing
the Delivery System

Reducing infant mortality isn't just a matter of treating a patient’s medical problems. Treating the medical system can have a significant impact, too. That's why the Mississippi team from the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Reduce Infant Mortality is working to create systemic change for handling pre-term and high-risk births, the leading cause of infant deaths in the state. Read More.

Saving Newborns
Are You Reaping the Rewards of Extended Project Partners?

Once you have your quality improvement project team in place and you’re moving along in your efforts, it’s time to consider cultivating some extended partners to help you in your cause. Who or what are extended partners and why should you recruit them? Read More.

Are You Reaping The Rewards
Why I Participate: By Parent Partner Lisa Mayberry

Lisa Mayberry, a mother of four from Dallas, shares the story of what sparked her passion for breastfeeding, how it saved her son’s life and why she joined the Texas Ten Step Star Achiever Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative as a parent partner. How has Lisa’s participation helped change her community? Read More.

Lisa Mayberry

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