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NICHQ Partners with AMCHP on Maternal and Child Environmental Health CoIIN

 
September 25, 2017

NICHQ’s expertise in running collaborative improvement and innovation networks (CoIINs) has landed it the role of leader of all CoIIN activities for a new Maternal and Child Environmental Health Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (MCEH CoIIN). The program aims to improve systems of care to address the needs of maternal, infant and child populations that are at risk for or experience exposure to lead.

“NICHQ has developed a comprehensive and robust approach to guiding and supporting CoIINs and we are thrilled to partner up with AMCHP on this important maternal and child health topic,” says NICHQ CEO Scott D. Berns, MD, MPH, FAAP.

The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) was awarded the three-year MCEH CoIIN from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). NICHQ is a lead partner on the initiative, providing training and guidance to 11 state teams on quality improvement, as well as execution of the CoIIN model, processes and activities, including data collection and collaborative learning.

“There remains a gap between what we know and what we do with regard to providing access to coordinated care for families that are at risk for or have experienced lead exposure,” says NICHQ Chief Scientific Officer Joann Petrini, PhD, MPH. “Because state and community responses to reducing lead exposure require coordinated, cross-sector approaches, applying a CoIIN model to state efforts to reduce and mitigate lead exposure will be a way to leverage and expand existing efforts and improve on current promising models of practice.”

For media inquiries, please contact:
Caitlin Forbes
Caitlin Forbes
NICHQ Communications Manager
cforbes@nichq.org or 617-391-2727