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NICHQ News - January 2013
January 2013
Tom DahlborgBeyond Bullying

In this month’s leadership message, Tom Dahlborg, MSM, NICHQ’s Vice President for Strategy and Project Director, draws upon personal experiences to reflect on the role that community and healthcare can play in preventing weight-related bullying. (Tom’s daughters, Haylee and Samantha, are pictured above in a photo taken by his son, Tommy.)


In Other News

Join us on January 22 at 1pm ET for a webinar on building capacity through integration. more>>

Fitchburg, MA, combats childhood obesity in NICHQ-affiliated project. more>>

New research: psychological treatment reduces pain for children and adolescents with sickle cell disease. more>>

Public service announcement produced by Florida team from Phase 1 of the Healthy Weight Collaborative. more>>

Let’s give it up for the NICHQ running club! more>>


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- Obesity
- Sickle Cell Disease
- Autism
- Breastfeeding
- Neonatal Care
- Medical Home
- Newborn Hearing


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breastfeeding.baby2Immediate Skin-to-Skin Contact Improves Breastfeeding Rates

Clinicians from Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital and Palmetto Health Richland in South Carolina, two of the 89 hospitals participating in the Best Fed Beginnings initiative, are seeing increases in breastfeeding rates when new moms and babies share immediate skin-to-skin contact after birth.

Parent partner Kim Reimann and her familyFamilies Supporting Families with Hearing Loss

The Wyoming team in the Improving Hearing Screening and Intervention Systems (IHSIS) project is using parent visits and letters from children to support families with hearing loss across the vast state.

A few members of the Haverstraw Walking ClubWalking Their Way to Health in Haverstraw, NY

Haverstraw, New York, is one of 39 communities participating in the second phase of the Healthy Weight Collaborative. Read how the team is getting its residents moving through a walking club.

Texas 10 Step Star Achiever ProgramBreastfeeding Gets a Big Boost in Texas

20 hospitals from Texas have been selected to join the first phase of the Texas Ten Step Star Achiever Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative, a five-year initiative to improve maternity care and breastfeeding practices in the Lone Star State.

NICHQ's newest board members, Cristin Lind and Scott O'GormanNICHQ Welcomes Two New Board Members

NICHQ’s newest board members, Cristin Lind and Scott O’Gorman, bring a passion for ensuring access to quality healthcare and services for underserved populations.

Follow NICHQ in 2013

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Quality Improvement Quiz

Vote now in NICHQ's monthly QI Quiz!Test your knowledge and learn more in this month’s QI Quiz!

Which of these is NOT one of the three fundamental questions in the Model for Improvement?
A. What are we trying to accomplish?
B. How will we know if a change is an improvement?
C. Who are we trying to change?
D. What changes can we make that will result in improvement?


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