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May 2012

There’s no slowing down for NICHQ as we prepare to welcome in the summer months. As Ben Peterson, son of former NICHQ staffer Rachelle Mirkin, seems ready to remind us in the photo above, now is the time for all of us to do our part to improve children’s healthcare.

In Other News

The Institute of Medicine released a report on the state of obesity prevention in the United States. more>>

NYC hospitals promote breastfeeding by no longer handing out samples of baby formula to new moms. more>>

New study indicates that Type 2 Diabetes progresses more rapidly in children and is harder to treat. more>>

New review article reports on the changes involved in medical home transformation. more>>

Our Areas of Focus

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

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What Does It Mean to Be Director of Applied Research and Evaluation?

In this month’s Leadership Message, Marianne McPherson, PhD, MS, peeks through the looking glass at her role in advancing NICHQ’s mission. She evaluates her own position by addressing the three questions that shape all of NICHQ’s work.


Highlighting Infant Hearing Screening During Better Hearing & Speech Month
The majority of infants who do not pass their hearing screening test in US hospitals each year have no state record of having received follow-up care or services. NICHQ is helping states take action to address the unreliable follow-up processes that threaten the development of infants with hearing loss.


Fueling a Statewide Movement in Kentucky

The grassroots efforts of Dr. Christopher Bolling and the Kentucky Be Our Voice team have influenced state-level policy regarding healthy eating and physical activity. Step by step, they "lit a brush fire in Kentucky" and planted the seeds for a self-sustaining childhood obesity prevention movement across the state.


Best Fed Beginnings Concludes Successful Recruitment

NICHQ received 235 applications from hospitals across the country to participate in an initiative to improve breastfeeding support in US hospitals. We can barely contain our excitement at the unprecedented level of interest in this important topic. 


Low-Cost Remedies for Battling Obesity in Arkansas

Collaborate for Healthy Weight teams from across the country are taking local action to combat obesity. The Arkansas team is helping families learn ways to live healthier lives – from kid-friendly yoga to new recipes.


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