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QI Tips Leadership Engagement
8 Tips for Engaging Leaders in Your Projects
Lack of leadership support is one of the most common reasons that a quality improvement project fails. Whether it is executive, administrative or frontline leadership you are trying to convince, here are eight field-tested tips that will enable your leaders to not only support your project, but also advocate for it.
Veronica Hendrix
Improving Statewide Breastfeeding Rates through the Learning Collaborative Model
Texas is considered a national leader in its innovative use of breastfeeding initiatives. NICHQ recently spoke with Veronica Hendrix, program coordinator for the Texas Ten Step Program, to get her advice for other states seeking to increase breastfeeding rates.

Homer Takes On New Post
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NICHQ President and CEO Charlie Homer, MD, MPH, has been named Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy in the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Organize Your Care Team
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NICHQ's new Care Team Role Builder enables pediatric practices to match activities with the appropriate care team members. The interactive online resource also lets practices designate when and how an activity should happen in the visit cycle.

In Case You Missed It
Blue Horizontal LineBlog: Innovation in the Fight Against Infant Mortality Doesn’t Have to be Scary.

Blog: Snowballs Used to Be Cool: Cartoon depicts winter from the eyes of a medically complex child.

Video: Meet the people of NICHQ and hear the passion for improving children’s health that we bring to our work every day.


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Attention Hospital-Based Maternal Healthcare Providers!


Nurse Looking At New ParentsDoes your hospital need help improving its breastfeeding rates? NICHQ’s new Improving Performance on TJC Breastfeeding Measures group coaching program is here to help! This unique program offers hospitals coaching on how to hardwire change to improve performance on The Joint Commission perinatal care measures 05 and 05a. Topics include breastfeeding and supplementation policies, measurement and using data to drive change. Starts May 21.

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