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Next Steps: A Practitioner's Guide For Themed Follow-up Visits For Their Patients to Achieve a Healthy Weight
Next Steps: A Practitioner's Guide For Themed Follow-up
Visits For Their Patients to Achieve a Healthy Weight


Ultimately, the work that we do boils down to stories, inspiring narratives about the challenges faced, successes achieved, and lessons learned by the people working hard every day to improve children's healthcare. We invite you to watch these stories unfold.

Becoming Baby-Friendly: Improving Breastfeeding Support in US Hospitals

Video Summary: Follow the stories of four hospitals as they begin their journey toward Baby-Friendly status in NICHQ's Best Fed Beginnings quality improvement project. Watch as Barnes-Jewish Hospital (Missouri) works on patient-centered care, Presbyterian Hospital (New Mexico) increases skin-to-skin contact, Christiana Hospital (Delaware) focuses on staff buy-in and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital catalyzes the community by changing misconceptions around breastfeeding.

Working with Parents to Improve Care for Children with Autism

Video Summary: In NICHQ’s Autism Collaborative project, teams across North America are using quality improvement techniques to better the care of children with autism. A key component of this work is partnering with parents of children with autism to guide the improvement process. Parents and providers share their stories of success through the collaborative.

Improving Care for People with Sickle Cell Disease

Video Summary: Providers throughout the country discuss strategies for overcoming obstacles of sickle cell disease. Through NICHQ's Working to Improve Sickle Cell Healthcare (WISCH) project, teams are using quality improvement methods to address these changes.

Fighting Obesity with Local Solutions

Video Summary: The Collaborate for Healthy Weight project brings together locals who work in primary care, public health, and community organizations. Ten Phase 1 teams across the country have developed collaborative solutions to improve the health of their communities. Hear three of their stories.

Improving Hearing Screening in Infants

Video Summary: Parents, hearing screening services, audiologists and quality improvement experts partner together to help ensure that no babies are lost in the hearing screening process. Watch teams from the Improving Hearing Screening and Intervention Systems (IHSIS) project share their stories of helping parents and making sure children get the diagnosis and follow-up they need. Click here for a captioned version of this video.

Stronger Partnerships, Healthier Futures

Video Summary: Collaborate for Healthy Weight is a national initiative where primary care providers, public health professionals, and leaders of community-based organizations are working together as never before, using quality improvement methods to reverse the obesity epidemic in communities across the country.

Be Our Voice Phase 1: Celebrating Our Success

Video Summary: The first 2 years of the Be Our Voice project focused in 8 communities in the Southern US most affected by the childhood obesity epidemic. In cooperation with National Partners and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the project sought to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic across the nation by training, supporting, and providing technical assistance to healthcare professionals in becoming advocates for change within their communities.


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