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November 2011

November has been a busy month for NICHQ. Four different learning sessions had our staff in Denver, Maryland, New York and Washington, D.C. We always return from these intense work periods inspired and energized. It’s a welcome warm feeling as we approach the winter months!

In Other News

NICHQ is hiring more>>

NICHQ’s Tom Dahlborg on the healing power of provider-patient relationships

HRSA report on challenges faced by children in rural areas more>>

NICHQ NAC member profiled as the "Fat Fighter" in Boston Globe more>>

Our Areas of Focus

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

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A Yardstick for Quality: Sickle Cell Care in the US

The visionary CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, said “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” For individuals living with sickle cell disease, the latter part of this quote is all too familiar, says Project Director Suzette Oyeku, MD, MPH, in this month's NICHQ Leadership Message.

Massachusetts Medical Home Initiative Announces Teams

Fourteen pediatric practices across Massachusetts have been chosen to participate in this 5-year long initiative. Meet the practices that will redesign themselves in order to adopt the “medical home” model of care.

Florida’s Steps Toward Healthy Weight for All

A strong start before the first action period means the Florida Collaborate for Healthy Weight team is off and running with a Healthy Lifestyle Goal Sheet and other initiatives. Read their story.

IHSIS Teams Tackle Newborn Hearing Screening at Learning Session 2

The Improving Hearing Screening and Intervention Systems (IHSIS) Learning Collaborative met in Denver this month for their second learning session. The teams and faculty talk about what they’re up to in this video.

Be Our Voice Training Spreading Far and Wide

Nearly 150 healthcare professionals have been trained in childhood obesity policy advocacy in the last 6 months completely independent of NICHQ faculty. Members of the eight Be Our Voice Phase One site teams, along with some of the advocates they trained, conducted all of the additional sessions
. Read their story.

NICHQ at the IHI Annual National Forum

NICHQ will be presenting two sessions at the 23rd Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care hosted by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Orlando, FL, from December 4-7. You can also visit us in the Exhibit Hall at Booth #113.

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