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  • Promoting Young Children's Socioemotional Development In Primary Care 2016 Report

    Promoting Young Children's Socialemotional Development in Primary Care

    This report documents recommendations developed for using pediatric primary care practices to reinforce positive socioemotional behaviors in primary caregivers of children ages 0 to 3.

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    Improving Systems Changing Futures

    A report that details a framework for redesigning pediatric residency training programs to improve quality of care for children and youth with special healthcare needs.

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    Powerful Partnerships: A Handbook for Families and Providers Working Together to Improve Care

    This guide includes information and guidance on how to get the most out of family-provider partnership.

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  • QI Tips: Family Health Partners

    QI Tips: Is Your Practice Ready for Family Health Partners?

    One way for pediatric practices to demonstrate patient-centered care is to consider families as experts and invite them to help with evaluating, planning and improving a practice. Informed by their experience as caregivers and consumers, families can provide valuable perspective to the healthcare team during the practice’s transformation into a medical home. But how do you know if your practice is ready to recruit these “Family Health Partners?”

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  • QI Tips: Leadership Engagement

    QI Tips: 8 Tips for Engaging Leaders in Your Project

    Lack of leadership support is one of the most common reasons that a quality improvement project fails. Whether it is executive, administrative or frontline leadership you are trying to convince, we have eight field-tested tips that will enable your leaders to not only support your project, but also advocate for it.

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  • QI Tips: 4 Essential Elements

    QI Tips: 4 Essential Elements for a Quality Improvement Culture

    A quality improvement culture is one that seeks to continually improve outcomes. Organizations that reliably do this have four similar qualities.

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  • QI Tips: Health Policy Advocacy

    QI Tips: 5 Steps to Becoming a Local Health Policy Advocate

    Advocacy work doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. A little education and effort can go a long way. Here are five quick steps to becoming an effective health policy advocate.

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  • QI Tips: Cultural Sensitivity

    QI Tips: How Culturally Sensitive Are Your Patient Materials?

    When it comes to quality improvement, veteran improvement advisor Jane Taylor, EdD, has likely seen it all. For more than two decades, she has been advising teams across the country on how to overcome barriers to system level change and then how to make change stick. NICHQ recently caught up with Taylor to talk about trends in the quality improvement field.

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  • QI Tips: If You Don't Improve

    QI Tips: If You Don’t Improve, You

    When it comes to quality improvement, veteran improvement advisor Jane Taylor, EdD, has likely seen it all. For more than two decades, she has been advising teams across the country on how to overcome barriers to system level change and then how to make change stick. NICHQ recently caught up with Taylor to talk about trends in the quality improvement field.

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  • QI Tips: Sustaining Success

    QI Tips: 4 Tips for Sustaining the Success of a QI Project

    Successful quality improvement efforts aspire to be sustainable: having the new ways of working become the normal ways of working for the team, organization, systems or facility. However, sustainability does not happen automatically; it requires planning and ongoing effort.

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  • QI Tips: Help Patients Connect

    QI Tips: How to Help Your Patients Connect with Community Resources

    If you are a healthcare practitioner, you know many things outside of a doctor’s office can negatively affect a patient’s health. Patient health can be impeded by issues such as struggles with housing and bills, lack of support for breastfeeding or exercise, or confusion about how to navigate the healthcare system. Building relationships with community organizations can be a huge boon to healthcare practices and their patients.

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  • QI Tips: Run Chart Rules

    QI Tips: 10 Tips and Rules for Using Run Charts

    At NICHQ, we’re obsessed with run charts. Why? Because they are easy to construct and interpret and an elegant way to display data that makes performance visually legible. At a quick glance, you can determine whether the changes you make result in improvement, and even further, if those improvements are being sustained.

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  • QI Tips: Effective Teams

    QI Tips: How to Build an Effective Team for Quality Improvement Work

    Finding the right kind and right number of members for your team will make all the difference in the success or failure of your quality improvement work.

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  • How and Why to Include the Patient Perspective

    QI Tips: How and Why to Include the Patient Perspective

    Tips and tools on how to engage with patient representatives and apply patient knowledge to your improvement efforts.

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  • Physician Champions

    QI Tips: Recruiting Physician Champions for Improvement Projects

    Clinically-based improvement teams can benefit from having a physician champion on board. The physician champion plays a crucial role when it comes time to make the case for other physicians to support an improvement idea. How do you find a physician champion? Here are three tips for successful recruitment.

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  • A Better Return on Investment

    A Better Return on Investment

    This report outlines NICHQ’s policy recommendations for keeping pediatric health at the forefront of the healthcare reform agenda.

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  • Cultural Competency Resources

    Cultural Competency Resources

    A list of helpful cultural competency resources and websites for healthcare professionals, patients, educators and researchers. These tools provide guidance and standards for delivering culturally and linguistically appropriate care to all patients, gathering and collecting data and reducing health disparities.

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  • Online Course: Strategies For Effectively Leading

    Strategies for Leading Effectively – Video Series

    In this video series, leadership expert Gwen Webber-McLeod, president and CEO of Gwen Inc., offers her advice on the leadership skills needed to effectively tackle any project.

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  • Online Course: Strategies For Effectively Leading

    Strategies for Engaging Partners – Video Series

    In this video series, leadership expert Gwen Webber-McLeod, president and CEO of Gwen Inc., offers her advice on offers her advice on the collaboration skills necessary to effectively engage partners in your project.

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  • QI Tips: Extended Partners

    QI Tips: Are You Reaping the Rewards of Extended Project Partners?

    Cultivating extended partners across multiple sectors to take part in your improvement project takes planning, research and much relationship-building. However, finding and recruiting these partners—be it individuals or organizations—is time well spent. The rewards of extended partnerships can be many, especially when having a wide representation of multi-sector partners.

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  • A Contextual Factors Framework to Inform Implementation and Evaluation of Public Health Initiatives

    A Contextual Factors Framework to Inform Implementation and Evaluation of Public Health Initiatives

    This report discusses the creation of a framework to evaluate contextual factors that affect the outcome of public health initiatives.

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  • QI Tips: Team Turnover

    QI Tips: 8 Strategies for Surviving Team Turnover

    Team member turnover is unavoidable. People leave organizations, go on maternity leave or have periods when they downgrade their participation to focus on something else.

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  • QI Tips: Change Fatigue

    QI Tips: How to Cope with Change Fatigue

    Here at NICHQ, we’re in the improvement business. That means we help a lot of people experience a great deal of change. Whether imposed or chosen, however, frequent change efforts can sometimes lead to change fatigue.

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  • A Contextual Factors Framework to Inform Implementation and Evaluation of Public Health Initiatives

    Quality Improvement 101

    This course teaches the fundamentals of quality improvement.

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  • QI Tips: Leadership Engagement

    QI Tips: Leadership Engagement is Critical to the Success of Improvement Efforts

    Top tactics for ensuring leadership commitment to help overcome organizational resistance to change.

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