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Visits For Their Patients to Achieve a Healthy Weight


Publications

"Joining Forces for Healthier Communities"-- Collaborate for Healthy Weight Progress Report, Fall 2012 [Guide]

Areas of Focus: Obesity, Multi-Sector Partnerships, Quality Improvement

This report presents examples of how the multi-disciplinary teams from Phase 1 of Collaborate for Healthy Weight are carrying out their work with creativity, commitment and shared passion for improving the health of their communities.

  • Access an E-Book of the full report here.
  • Access a PDF of the full report here.

     



"Hemoglobinopathy Learning Collaborative: Using Quality Improvement (QI) to Achieve Equity in Health Care Quality, Coordination, and Outcomes for Sickle Cell Disease"
[Journal Article]

Areas of Focus:
Sickle Cell Disease, Family Engagement, Quality Improvement

This journal article centers on NICHQ's Working to Improve Sickle Cell Healthcare (WISCH) project, which seeks to improve outcomes and care across the life course through improvement science for individuals living with sickle cell disease (SCD).

The authors would like to acknowledge the contribution of improvement teams who participated in the expert panel meeting to review and rate indicators and to provide feedback on the feasibility of collecting data for project indicators.

  • Note: The full text of this article is being shared with the permission of Meharry Medical College and the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (JHCPU).
  • Citation: Oyeku SO, Wang JC, Scoville R, Vanderkruik R, Clermont E, McPherson ME, Adams WG, and Homer CJ. "Hemoglobinopathy Learning Collaborative: Using Quality Improvement (QI) to Achieve Equity in Health Care Quality, Coordination, and Outcomes for Sickle Cell Disease." Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. Volume 23 (2012): 34–48.
  • Access the full article from the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

     



"The Healthy Weight Collaborative - Quality Improvement Methods Promoting Healthy Weight" [Journal Article]

Areas of Focus: Obesity, Multi-Sector Partnerships, Quality Improvement

This journal article features the framework guiding the Healthy Weight Collaborative, a two-phased quality improvement (QI) learning collaborative and key activity of NICHQ's Collaborate for Healthy Weight initiative.

  • Note: The full text of this article is being shared with the permission of Meharry Medical College and the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (JHCPU).
  • Citation: McPherson ME, VanderKruik R, Reims K, Coulouris N, Anand S, Linde-Feucht S, and Homer CJ. "The Healthy Weight Collaborative: Quality Improvement Methods Promoting Healthy Weight." Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. Volume 23 (2012): 21–33.
  • Access the full article from the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

     



"Powerful Partnerships--A Handbook for Families and Providers Working Together to Improve Care"
[Guide]

Areas of Focus:
Family Engagement, Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs

This guide is intended to help both family members and healthcare professionals who are working together to improve care for children with special healthcare needs.



"Building Healthier Communities--How healthcare professionals are fighting childhood obesity outside the clinic walls" [Report]

Areas of Focus: Childhood Obesity, Advocacy

This report, from NICHQ's Be Our Voice project, presents eight stories about healthcare professionals who used their voices to advocate for policy changes designed to improve the health of children and families in their communities.



"Changing Pediatric Residency Training to Improve Quality of Care for Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs" [Report]

Areas of Focus:
Building Capacity for Improvement, Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs

The result of a collaborative planning project between NICHQ and Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.



"Improving Systems, Changing Futures: Engaging Title V, Families and Clinical Partners in Improving the System of Care for Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs" [Report]

Areas of Focus:
Building Capacity for Improvement, Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs, Quality Measurement, Patient and Family Engagement

This report summarizes the work completed as part of a project, Spread of Quality Improvement for Children and Youth with Special Health care Needs: An Integrated Systems Strategy for Building the Title V Infrastructure, conducted by the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) and funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) .



"How to Scale Up Primary Care Transformation - What We Know and What We Need to Know?" [Report]

Areas of Focus:
Building Capacity for Improvement, Care Model for Child Health, Quality Measurement

  • Citation: Homer CJ and Baron RJ. "How to Scale Up Primary Care Transformation: What We Know and What We Need to Know." Journal of General Internal Medicine. Volume 25 Issue 6 (2010): 625-629.
  • Access the full article from the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

     



"Enhancing Communication: Improving Care for Infants with Hearing Loss" [Report]

Areas of Focus:
Building Capacity for Improvement, Newborn Hearing Screening, Medical Home, Quality Measurement

This report documents the work of a project, “Improving Follow-Up to Newborn Hearing Screening by Working Through the Medical Home." The project was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) under contract with the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ).



"Improving Cultural Competency in Children's Health Care" [Guide]

Areas of Focus: Shaping Policy, Building Capacity for Improvement, Care Model for Child Health

This guide, produced by NICHQ, is mean to help those in healthcare in expanding perspectives.



"Pediatric Healthcare Resources" [Abstracts]

Areas of Focus: (Various)

A compilation of abstracts on papers authored by Charles J. Homer MD, MPH, NICHQ President and Chief Executive Officer.

 

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