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

NICHQ News for February 2017
Lessons and Strategies for Improving Systems that Reduce Infant Mortality
To further new efforts in preventing infant mortality, lessons and strategies from the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network to Reduce Infant Mortality (IM CoIIN) have been packaged into a new interactive toolkit. READ MORE

How to Use Evidence to Boost Leadership Engagement with QI Efforts
Leaders want to know you’ve done your homework before committing to a quality improvement project. This means that you have to find the right data and evidence in order to earn their engagement for the project. READ MORE
Strategies for Using Medicaid Funding for Perinatal Regionalization Systems
In a new issue brief from the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) and NICHQ, discover new strategies for using Medicaid to support and incentivizing perinatal regionalization for better care for high-risk families. READ MORE
A Roadmap for Improving Sickle Cell Care in Underserved Areas
For some Indiana residents, treatment centers for sickle cell disease can be hours away. But the state’s healthcare community is educating providers and creating local clinics to ensure that pediatric and adult patients are cared for. READ MORE
Changes to Oral Health Systems Seek to Improve Care for Underserved Kids
Systemic challenges have created inequities in American oral health, causing some populations and communities to be underserved. It will take new approaches to ensure that every child can receive adequate care for their teeth. READ MORE
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