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Do you include families in your practice’s evaluation and improvement work? Family Health Partners can play an integral role in a practice's transformation into a medical home and in its continuous quality improvement. Is your practice ready for this step? Where do you begin? Our new Family Engagement Guide has the answers.
Join NICHQ at the 2015 AMCHP Annual Conference, Jan. 24-27, in Washington, DC, where NICHQ’s Elaine Fitzgerald will present a framework for reducing infant mortality. NICHQ will also have a booth, so please stop by! Find out more.

See where other NICHQ executives and staff will be speaking on our Events page.
> NICHQ is working with the Indiana State Department of Health to develop a roadmap for increasing exclusive breastfeeding rates in the state.
Monthly QI Quiz
Test your knowledge and learn more in this month’s QI Quiz!

When testing a change, which of these tenets apply? 
A. Initially, keep your tests small
B. Conduct the same test under different conditions
C. Observe the test closely to check it is executed as planned
D. All of the above

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Group Care for Pregnant Women Reduces
Pre-Term Births

U.S. states and jurisdictions are seeking innovative ways to reduce infant mortality by working together in the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN). Sharon Schindler Rising, founder of Centering Healthcare Institute and a CoIIN supporter, believes that a solution lies in group care for pregnant women. Results are proving her right. Read More.

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Six Keys to Success for Addressing Obesity at the Community Level

Reversing the U.S. childhood obesity rate cannot be solely a clinical effort. It takes primary care providers, public health professionals, community organizations, schools and more working across traditional professional borders to address obesity at the community level. Here are six crucial steps to get started. Read More.

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How to Spread Breastfeeding Best Practices from One Hospital to an Entire System

Some hospital systems are letting one or two pioneer hospitals seek out Baby-Friendly designation and then using that knowledge to improve maternity care practices across their entire system. However, even with an example to follow, spreading change throughout a system has its challenges. Read More.

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Why and How to Include the Patient-Family Voice in a Medical Home

We all have experiences to share about visiting a doctor’s office, health clinic or hospital. As more primary care practices work toward identifying themselves as a medical home, they increasingly are finding value in these perspectives, and encouraging patients and families to play a vital role in shaping how healthcare is delivered. Read More.

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