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Washington Substance Use Investigating a Possible Link Between
Substance Abuse and Infant Mortality

Washington State is known for having a low rate of infant mortality—fifth lowest in the U.S. But the state is still actively working on reducing infant mortality even further. In fact, leaders in the state are developing an interesting strategy that targets substance abuse.
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Breastfeeding Support GroupMaking Breastfeeding Support a Community Affair
In Plattsburgh, a small town in upstate New York, the idea to create a support group for breastfeeding mothers may have been driven by the local hospital, but it quickly became the community's baby.
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Tammy Smith's Grandson How One Mom is Raising the Profile
of Sickle Cell Disease

Tammy Smith's daughter, Precious, often got sick as a baby and she cried—a lot. It wasn’t until Precious became so sick and nearly died that Tammy learned Precious had sickle cell disease. Now, 30 years later, Tammy is making sure other families don’t have the same experience.
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QI Tips: Effective Teams How to Build an Effective Team for
Quality Improvement Work

Finding the right kind and right number of members for your team will make all the difference in the success or failure of your quality improvement work.
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A Framework for Improving Care Coordination Services in Pediatric Primary Care
This new paper from NICHQ presents a framework for improving care coordination services in pediatric primary care derived from the Massachusetts CHIPRA Medical Home Learning Collaborative. 
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Thank You, Our Amazing NICHQ Supporters!
NICHQ is grateful for your support during The Huffington Post's "The Next 10" fundraising campaign. In just one month we were able to raise $5,883 to advance our work in helping more babies reach their first birthdays and beyond. Thank you!
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