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

Produce Better Sickle Cell Disease Outcomes in Your Community 
Explore strategies and examples from communities working to improve care for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) in NICHQ’s recently released congressional report from the Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program (SCDTDP), a national effort that sought to improve the lives of those living with SCD.
Building a Culture of Collaboration Within Multilevel Systems
Simultaneously engaging systems at the community, city, state and government level is essential for meaningful change. All too often, however, we discover that two state agencies can be closely aligned on their goal, but working independently to reach it. The key to multilevel system change is creating a culture of collaboration. Here’s how to build one.

How to Cope with Change Fatigue
Change fatigue symptoms include stress and high levels of fear, people not working to capacity and distracted leadership. Without intervention, change fatigue can cause initiatives to stall and fail. Don’t worry, we have you covered. We’ve paired the common causes of change fatigue with proven strategies to keep your change efforts on track.
Featured Course: 
Essentials of Collaboration
Effective collaboration means making the most of your resources and increasing your initiative’s likelihood of success. In this free e-course, we’ve packaged together the best strategies for successfully collaborating with partners. Try the course and build a foundation for teaming with others to make a difference in children’s health outcomes. Take it today.
Make Your Holiday Purchases
a Gift for Children’s Health

This holiday season, NICHQ is partnering with Amazon so that a portion of every dollar you spend goes directly to support children’s health initiatives. Before you open Amazon in your browser, click on this link. Once you log in, you will be asked if you want to support the National Institute for Children's Health Quality. Confirm and then continue shopping knowing your purchases have a bigger meaning this year.
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In Case You Missed It
  • New Case Study: Discover the results of an initiative that increased care for nearly 11,000 patients with sickle cell disease. 
  • View Our Expert Webinar Series on Addressing Infant Mortality. If you missed out on any of the Infant Mortality CoIIN seven-episode webinar series, find the recordings here. 
  • We’re hiring: NICHQ is seeking outstanding people who share our passion, and work with integrity to bring innovative solutions to help children and families live healthier lives. Check out our postings for an Improvement Advisor and Project Director and help spread the word about these opportunities.
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