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NICHQ News: June 2016
Why U.S. Maternity Care Should Shift Toward Rooming-In
Many U.S. hospitals are using rooming-in policies where babies stay with moms instead of in nurseries. Guest blogger Jennifer Ustianov shares why making rooming-in the norm may be one of the best practices for improving health outcomes for moms and babies.
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  Jennifer Ustianov

Medicaid Strategies to Promote
Full-Term Births

The National Academy for State Health Policy and NICHQ have issued a new issue brief on increasing access to progesterone. The hormone can reduce the likelihood of early delivery by 50 percent, so Medicaid agencies are working to make it more accessible.

  Doctor Talking To Woman

How to Understand Leaders' Style
to Gain QI Buy-In

Engagement from senior leadership can help drive the success of a quality improvement initiative. In the first part of a series, we detail how to understand a leader's individual style and motivations to help earn buy-in and support for QI work.
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  QI Tips Understanding Leadership Style

New Video Series Shows 10 Steps
to Breastfeeding Success

A new 10-part video series features hospitals participating in NICHQ's Texas Ten Step Star Achiever Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative teaching others how to increase breastfeeding support.
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  New Mom and Dad

RI Improves Health Equity By Studying Social Factors
State agencies in Rhode Island are working together to improve health equity. By focusing on social determinants of health like race, ethnicity, education and income, the state hopes to identify gaps in care and ensure that everyone can achieve their optimal health. 
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  RI Social Determinants of Health

Education Initiative in TN Reduces Sleep-Related Infant Deaths by 25%
A statewide campaign in Tennessee is teaching healthcare providers and new parents the basics of safe sleep. Since 2014, the initiative has helped reduce sleep-related infant deaths, and further progress in improving the state's infant mortality rate.
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  Baby Sleeping On Back

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