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NICHQ News Banner September 2015
Scott Berns AnnouncementNew Leader Takes Reins at NICHQ
After an extensive national search, NICHQ has appointed Scott D. Berns, MD, MPH, as its new President and CEO. "His extensive experience in both clinical and administrative roles, along with his passion for children’s health and focus on vulnerable children, make him a perfect fit for this role," says NICHQ Board Chair Fay Donohue.

Doctor And Nurse Baby And MotherResources, Must Reads for Infant Mortality and Sickle Cell Awareness
NICHQ is joining with organizations around the country and world to celebrate Infant Mortality Awareness Month and National Sickle Cell Awareness Month in September. Come explore our resources, stories, videos and other materials to advance your work on these health topics.

Motivational Interviewing Inspiring Change through Motivational Interviewing
Helping people make a long-term, healthy lifestyle choice doesn’t have to be daunting. The key lies in motivating—not indoctrinating—the client. Learn how motivational interviewing techniques help clients explore and resolve ambivalence to change.

Heidi AgostinhoA Breastfeeding Culture Starts in the Community, Not the Hospital
Guest blogger Heidi Agostinho shares her personal experience and discusses how Florida was able to increase its percentage of women exclusively breastfeeding at 6 months by forming collaborations within the community and unifying messages.

Native American PopulationsTackle Indian Infant Health Disparities by Building Trust First
Native Americans have rich traditions and beliefs that often conflict with Western healthcare culture. To address disparities in infant health in this at-risk population, experts say public health and healthcare workers need to build relationships first, offer advice second. 

Mark WolraichA Retrospective: Developing ADHD Behavior Rating Scales
The rate of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis has jumped 15 percent in the last six years in the U.S. The NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scale remains a foremost tool for helping to diagnose the disease. Guest blogger Mark Wolraich, MD, tells us why. 

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