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

Using Quality Improvement to Address Racial Equity
Racism persists in influencing children’s health across the nation, with children of color more frequently suffering from chronic and preventable health conditions. Even small changes, such as how we send appointment reminders, can make a difference in care outcomes. Read on to uncover how to help ensure that all children, regardless of race, receive equitable care. 
9 Tips on Moving from One
PDSA Cycle to the Next

Have you completed your first PDSA cycle and are getting ready to start your second? Or have you moved through a full cycle and want to double-check your strategy? Here are nine rules to help you develop your next round of predictions, check your previous cycles and move successfully into the final adoption stage.

Reduce Childhood Obesity with
Healthy Weight Plans that Work

One in five school-aged children are now considered obese, which means that 20 percent of American children are at greater risk of chronic health conditions and social isolation. Click in to learn how to develop a healthy weight plan that promotes healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle within the context of a child’s culture, community and family.
Closing the Breastfeeding Disparity Gap: Methods for Improvement
One hospital on the Texas-Mexico border, serving a nearly 100 percent Hispanic population, has introduced a variety of interventions aimed at closing the breastfeeding disparity gap. Here’s how they are seeking improvement.
Featured Webinar: Strategies and Next Steps for Improving Sickle Cell Disease
Come hear sickle cell disease experts, including Suzette Oyeku, MD, MPH, present lessons learned and recommendations stemming from the Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program, a national program focused on improving the quality and access to care for patients with sickle cell disease. Discover highlights, resources and next steps in this free webinar on Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. 

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In Case You Missed It
  • Collaboration TipsDon’t let these common collaboration challenges derail your change effort.
  • Welcome New Team Members: NICHQ recently welcomed Clinical Director of Early Childhood Initiatives Jill Sells, MD, FAAP; Early Childhood Project Director Colleen Murphy, MCMOB; and board member Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH. Find out more about our passionate team of children’s health advocates 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 and help spread the word about these opportunities.
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