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What's New at NICHQ
> We have a new and exclusive LinkedIn group, NICHQ Leaders, which supports collaborative learning among professionals who are committed to leading the charge to improve child health. Come join, post and share knowledge in this unique group.

> We’re hiring! NICHQ is looking for a Project Director and a Digital Marketing Specialist who are passionate about children’s health to join our team.
Featured Highlight
NICHQ is leading the expansion of the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Reduce Infant Mortality. This multiyear initiative seeks to address the troubling infant mortality rates in the US.
Featured Publication
An editorial and the first article in a special five-part series about outcomes from NICHQ’s Working to Improve Sickle Cell Healthcare (WISCH) project is in the February issue of the Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management.
Monthly QI Quiz
W. Edward Deming's "System of Profound Knowledge" includes an understanding of:
A. Knowledge, psychology, systems and management
B. Systems, variation, knowledge and psychology
C. Psychology, systems, variation and leverage
D. Management, psychology, systems and variation
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What Rosie Revere, Engineer Teaches Me About Innovation

The children's book, Rosie Revere, Engineer, inspired Marianne McPherson, NICHQ's director of Applied Research and Evaluation, to look at innovation in new ways. "I've been thinking about innovation a lot lately, in large part due to a renewed commitment at NICHQ to be a hub for creating and spreading innovations," she says. Read More.

Breastfeeding Education—Yes, There’s An App for That

It may never be as popular as Angry Birds or Candy Crush, but one Ohio hospital is hoping to change the experience of breastfeeding education with a new app. "Ultimately, the goal of education is behavior change, but education itself does not create behavior change," says Michele McCarroll, PhD, director of Women's Health Research at Summa Health System. Read More.

The Art of the Chart: 10 Tips and Rules for Using Run Charts

At NICHQ, we’re obsessed with run charts. Why? Because they are easy to construct and interpret and an elegant way to display data that makes performance visually legible. At a quick glance, you can determine whether the changes you make result in improvement, and even further, if those improvements are being sustained. Read More.

Run Charts
Why I Participate: By Parent Partner Kisha Greenidge-Kader

In NICHQ's work on improving hearing screening across the country, administrators and audiologists work closely with parent partners to direct and sustain improvements. Kisha Greenidge-Kader is one of those parents. "Since I am a hearing mom of a beautiful, smart daughter who was diagnosed with severe-to-profound hearing loss, I had a lot to learn," she says. Read More.


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