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Happy Breastfeeding Awareness Month!! #breastfeeding #InfantHealth #NBM15
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Congratulations to Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island on becoming Baby-Friendly designated. They are the 31st hospital in our Best Fed Beginnings initiative to earn this honor. We are so proud of you.

http://breastfeeding.nichq.org/stories/designated-teams
Baby-Friendly Designation is the ultimate goal for every hospital participating in the Best Fed Beginnings project. The teams listed here have achieved that goal and been awarded Baby-Friendly designation.
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We are so excited to be a part of the NewSTEPs 360 Collaboration. Marianne McPherson sums it up in her quote below.
“NICHQ has a long history of working to improve newborn hearing screening and we are excited to leverage our experience to help drive significant systems change at the state level.”
http://ow.ly/PU6KQ
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Through their partnership with the TBLC, Christus Southeast Texas Health System St. Elizabeth's in Beaumont TX is changing protocols to create a new standard of care. Congratulations to them in their success!

http://ow.ly/PEFVw
The exclusive breastfeeding rate is up 13 percent from just two years ago at CHRISTUS Hospital - St. Elizabeth in Beaumont, TX. The increase is a result of considerable efforts to retrain staff, eliminate formula giveaways, prioritize skin-to-skin bonding between mother and baby, and educate pregnant women about the benefits of breastfeeding.
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We are so excited for our Infant Mortality CoIIN Learning Session July 27-28 at Boston University. Use #IMCoIIN15 on Twitter to follow along
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The Infant Mortality CoIIN project has received a Health and Human Services Innovates Award. Congratulations to all for their hard work!
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We are looking forward to our 2nd Annual Patient Engagement & Experience Summit this September 17-18 in Boston presented by Tom Dahlborg. Follow the link to register.

http://www.nichq.org/…/even…/patient_engagement_world_summit
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Through the help of our ‪#‎IMCoIIN‬ Smoking Cessation Learning Network, states are lowering the infant mortality rate. See how New Jersey & Vermont are putting plans into action...

http://www.nichq.org/blog/2015/july/smoking_during_pregnancy
One of the core strategies for lowering the U.S. infant mortality rate is to reduce smoking before, during and after pregnancy. Smoking during pregnancy is associated with multiple fetal health risks, including sudden unexpected infant death.
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“We look forward to leveraging Florida’s unique public health and healthcare system assets to relieve the burden of asthma for Florida residents.”

http://www.nichq.org/news%20and%20events/news/florida_asthma_projects
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WBUR 90.9 FM, Boston's NPR news station, has created an online tool to help prospective parents compare Massachusetts hospitals on five childbirth quality measures, including rates of exclusive breastfeeding.

http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2015/07/differences-hospital-quality-childbirth
Data we've collected from Massachusetts hospitals on C-section rates and four other childbirth quality measures show there are big differences in hospital quality across the state.
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"We really want to have babies and moms in the best place possible and get them back to an appropriate level of care close to home. That can be challenging but it’s the right thing to do.”

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Happy Independence Day!
We want everyone to have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
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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.