Subject: Your Monthly Inspiration & Resources for Improving Children's Health

Success in Change Management: The Flexibility Factor
To create innovative change in healthcare, quality improvement teams and learning collaboratives must be rigorous in every step of their efforts. Factors like meticulous testing and robust data collection are essential for successful change; it is also important to match that rigor with a certain flexibility
QI Initiative Brings National Change
to Breastfeeding Support

The NICHQ-led Best Fed Beginnings initiative has made it possible for 218,000 more babies to be born in Baby-Friendly hospitals every year. Collaboration was essential because of the complex challenges for creating better breastfeeding support.
Sending a Loud and Clear Message on Safe Sleep to Communities
When a 2014 report showed one child in Virginia died almost every three days related to a preventable unsafe sleep environment, leaders at the Virginia Department of Health knew it was time to act.
Creating Better Advocates for
Sickle Cell Disease Care

Quality improvement in public health means working through every sector and influence that affects how people live. At the highest level, this includes the rules and laws where people live. Read how Missouri is creating better care for individuals with sickle cell disease by working with the state government to make change.
Join Us for Our Expert Series on Addressing Infant Mortality
The next webinar, The Role of State Health Leaders in Addressing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, takes place Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. ET. Register today.
In Case You Missed It
  • New Website: We launched a new NICHQ.org earlier this month. It includes a searchable resource catalog, an easy to navigate content library, mobile friendly design and interactive features. We encourage you to dive in and let us know what you think.
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