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"Would you like to become pregnant in the next year?"
Just by doctors asking this one simple question, women can get better help in preparing themselves for pregnancy. http://www.nichq.org/blog/2016/september/one_key_question
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Join NICHQ in Pittsburgh from October 17th-19th for the 2016 NASHP Conference where experts will share information and practices to improve healthcare for everyone.

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Help reduce or eliminate delays and loss of follow up for infants with hearing loss. Check out our newborn hearing screening tools for providers.

http://newbornhearing.nichq.org/resources/newborn-hearing-screening-tools-for-providers
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Don't miss a thing! Sign up for the NICHQ News monthly e-newsletter containing resources and inspiration for improving children's health.
http://www.nichq.org/with-you/mailing-list
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September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month.
How can you contribute to better healthoutcomes for infants around the country? Learn more here:
#NICHQcares #InfantMortalityAwareness
http://www.nichq.org/blog/2016/september/infant_mortality_infographic
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Doctors have found that making a simple change to an existing procedure to prevent premature births may have profound effects on the safety of both mother and infant. Learn more: http://on.today.com/2axHrCA
The type of material doctors use to stitch a woman's cervix shut in hopes of preventing preterm birth may make a life-saving difference for the baby.
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Watch how healthcare providers in Texas are successfully implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding on the pathway to improvement in this video series.

http://www.nichq.org/blog/2016/june/successful_breastfeeding_video_series
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Increasing the number of patients with sickle cell disease who receive regular care from knowledgeable providers is one of the three main goals of the Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program, for which NICHQ is the national coordinating center. http://www.nichq.org/blog/2016/september/community_health_workers_sickle_cell_disease
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Laura worked with NICHQ as part of the Best Fed Beginnings project. Here is what she has to say after working with us:
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Communities share the specific steps they took to maximize academic success by supporting parents and families.
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Poverty and toxic stress are two of the biggest health risks that children face today. To overcome these challenges, a handful of communities are creating partnerships with schools and social services to support parents and keep children healthy.
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Join NICHQ September 26-28 at the 2016 Healthy Start Convention where maternal and child health professionals and stakeholders come together to combine their efforts in improving perinatal health outcomes.

http://www.nichq.org/news%20and%20events/events/healthy_start_convention_2016
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Only 18.8% of American mothers maintain exclusive breastfeeding during those first six months. So the workplace is a key envoronment for continued breadtfeeding success.
#breastfeeding #breastisbest
http://www.nichq.org/blog/2016/august/4_tips_for_breastfeeding_workplaces
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Improving Children's Health Together
Introduction

NICHQ (National Institute for Children’s Health Quality) is an independent, nonprofit organization that helps organizations and professionals make breakthrough improvements so children and families live healthier lives.

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+1 617-391-2700
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30 Winter Street 6th Floor Boston, MA 02108