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October 2012

As the leaves turn and the air gets cooler, NICHQ is excited to begin new projects and transition to new phases of existing projects. Like Jack Johnson, son of Senior Project Manager, Meghan Johnson, we hope you find some time to embrace the changing season.

In Other News

An article in Hearing Journal highlights the work of our IHSIS project. more>>

In a blog post for Hospital Impact, NICHQ’s Tom Dahlborg encourages providers to ask their patients “Why?” more>>

Dr. Lori Winter, Faculty Chair for Best Fed Beginnings, comments on free formula sample bans in the New York Times. more>>

New studies link heightened sensory stimuli to autism. more >>

Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties holding webinar October 24 at 3:00pm ET. more>>

Our Areas of Focus
- Obesity
- Sickle Cell Disease
- Autism
- Breastfeeding
- Neonatal Care
- Medical Home
- Newborn Hearing

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Got Data?

NICHQ News Oct 2012 KarenIn this month’s Leadership Message, Karen Sautter Errichetti, MPH, Associate Director of Applied Research and Evaluation and a self-proclaimed “data geek” discusses how her lifelong love of numbers translates into an everyday exercise of telling stories about quality improvement through data.

NICHQ Launches Project to Increase Breastfeeding Rates in Texas

NICHQ News Oct 2012 TX 10 Step NICHQ is excited to announce the launch of a new partnership with the state of Texas. NICHQ will assist 81 Texas hospitals in a 5-year quality improvement project to create environments that support the initiation of exclusive breastfeeding.

Watch a New Video About Our Autism Project

NICHQ News Oct 2012 Autism Video NICHQ is working with teams across North America to improve care for children with autism. A key component of this work is partnering with parents. In our new video, parents and providers share their stories of success.

States See Improvement in Infant Hearing Screening and Follow-Up

Baby Boy (Stock)The Improving Hearing Screening and Intervention Systems (IHSIS) project is proud to report on the success of the Louisiana, New Mexico and Kentucky teams, which have made great strides in improving coordination of care for infants with hearing loss.

Boston Team Takes STEPS to Health in Roxbury, MA

NICHQ News Oct 2012 Boston TeamArmed with STEPS to Health plans and color-coded BMI charts, providers in Roxbury, MA, now have a new set of tools to help their patients set healthy behavior change goals for themselves. Read the story of this team from Phase 1 of the Healthy Weight Collaborative.

Healthy Weight Collaborative Phase 2 Team Snapshots

NICHQ News Oct 2012 PA TeamPhase 2 of the Collaborate for Healthy Weight brings new teams and new strategies for community engagement. These teams are driving education, policy changes and cross-sector integration in their regions to promote healthy weight.

  • Read about the community-wide Milk Challenge in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
  • Read about a new way to engage pre-schoolers in Western North Carolina

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