In this month’s leadership message, Tom Dahlborg, MSM, NICHQ’s Vice President for Strategy and Project Director, draws upon personal experiences to reflect
on the role that community and healthcare can play in preventing weight-related bullying. (Tom’s daughters, Haylee and Samantha, are pictured above in a photo taken by his son, Tommy.)
In Other News
Join us on January 22 at 1pm ET for a webinar on building capacity through integration. more>>
Fitchburg, MA, combats childhood obesity in NICHQ-affiliated project. more>>
New research: psychological treatment reduces pain for children and adolescents with sickle cell disease. more>>
Public service announcement produced by Florida team from Phase 1 of the Healthy Weight Collaborative. more>>
Let’s give it up for the NICHQ running club! more>>
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|Immediate Skin-to-Skin Contact Improves Breastfeeding Rates
Clinicians from Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital and Palmetto Health Richland in South Carolina, two of the 89 hospitals participating in the Best Fed Beginnings
initiative, are seeing
increases in breastfeeding rates when new moms and babies share immediate skin-to-skin contact after birth.
|Families Supporting Families with Hearing Loss
The Wyoming team in the Improving Hearing Screening and Intervention Systems
(IHSIS) project is using
parent visits and letters from children to support families with hearing loss across the vast state.
|Walking Their Way to Health in Haverstraw, NY
Haverstraw, New York, is one of 39 communities participating in the second phase of the Healthy Weight Collaborative. Read how
the team is getting its residents moving through a walking club.
|Breastfeeding Gets a Big Boost in Texas
20 hospitals from Texas have been selected
to join the first phase of the Texas Ten Step Star Achiever Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative
, a five-year initiative to improve maternity care and breastfeeding practices in the Lone Star State.
|NICHQ Welcomes Two New Board Members
NICHQ’s newest board members
, Cristin Lind and Scott O’Gorman, bring a passion for ensuring access to quality healthcare and services for underserved populations.
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|Quality Improvement Quiz
Test your knowledge and learn more in this month’s QI Quiz
Which of these is NOT one of the three fundamental questions in the Model for Improvement?
A. What are we trying to accomplish?
B. How will we know if a change is an improvement?
C. Who are we trying to change?
D. What changes can we make that will result in improvement?