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

New Early Childhood Screening Strategies; Learn, Steal Shamelessly
A new issue brief from NICHQ and the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) provides insight into developmental screening activities across the country and offers connections to states highlighted for their work.

Leadership Engagement Bootcamp:
Exercise 4: Convene a Diverse Team

Assembling a team for a quality improvement initiative is a lot like finding players for a game of kickball on the playground – there needs to be a diverse set of skills to fill key positions and ensure success. And building a well-rounded team can go a long way towards earning engagement from senior leaders.
Data Drives Vermont’s Focus
on Infant Mortality Reduction

Vermont has one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the country, but the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) knows there is always room for improvement. As a part of the NICHQ-led Infant Mortality CoIIN, NICHQ helped VDH use data to drive decisions about where to prioritize its work: smoking cessation and safe sleep awareness.

Simulation Modeling Technology
Can Make a Case for Change

Imagine you had multiple best practices for reducing c-sections rates in your state but wanted to know which would have the most impact, and all you had to do was push a few buttons to find out. That is exactly what a simulation model is doing in the state of New Jersey.
Featured Webinar: 
Big Wins and Next Steps in Addressing Infant Mortality
During a multiyear national movement, NICHQ worked with state teams to collaborate and innovate to reduce infant mortality and improve birth outcomes. Join us for a webinar Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. to hear the results and impact of the work to date, and next steps you can take to keep the momentum going. Register today.
In Case You Missed It
  • New E-Course: In the new NICHQ’s Essentials of Collaboration course, we’ve packaged together the best strategies for being an effective collaborator. Take this free course today, then share it with a colleague.
  • New Initiatives: We’ve launched multiple new projects over the past month and invite you to explore them on our website. Find out more about important initiatives focused on supporting healthy early childhood development and promoting safe sleep and breastfeeding. 
  • Video: CEO Scott Berns shares NICHQ’s unique approach to bridging silos in the healthcare community. Hear from him on how to create pathways for collaboration and innovation.  
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