Collaborate for Healthy Weight
A groundbreaking initiative that brought together teams of primary care providers, public health professionals and leaders of community organizations to identify, test and evaluate evidence-based interventions and promising practices to prevent and treat obesity and overweight at the community level.
September 2010 to February 2013
- Who: The collaborative involved a total of 49 teams from across the United States.
- Funder: This project was funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. Partners for this work included: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Kaiser Permanente, Maine Medical Center, National Association of Community Health Centers, National Association of County and City Health Officials, and Nemours.
- Our Role: Facilitated a Breakthrough Series learning collaborative to apply quality improvement methodology to obesity prevention. Provided an environment for rapid-cycle testing and the robust exchange of ideas with the support of world-class obesity and quality improvement experts.
Aligning Title V, Healthy Start, and Families to Increase New Mother Wellness in New Jersey
This issue brief provides insight into the critical role family and patient engagement plays in improving maternal and infant health outcomes. By looking at how New Jersey engaged mothers in its efforts to improve postpartum visit rates, and thus increase new mother wellness, this issue brief provides a road map for using patient and family engagement to optimize interventions.
Lessons in Demonstrating Return on Investment of Statewide Perinatal Health Improvement Initiatives
This issue brief highlights Oklahoma and Tennessee's experiences assessing the economic impact of statewide perinatal health improvement initiatives. Their findings can help other states prove the return on investment of public health initiatives and make the case for future efforts.
Early Childhood Developmental Screening and Title V: Building Better Systems
This issue brief provides insight into the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant developmental screening activities across the country. It aims to inform public health professionals, partners and stakeholders of different developmental screening-related strategies that could be applied in communities, and to provide connections to states highlighted for their work on this topic.
Quality Improvement 102
This interactive course provides further insight into the quality improvement best practices needed to create effective change. The course reviews the concepts covered in Quality Improvement 101, and then gives direction on how to test improvement ideas and increase their impact and effectiveness. Lessons and exercises provide examples of best practices and offer direction on moving from one PDSA cycle to another.
Essentials of Collaboration
This interactive course explores how to produce positive population health outcomes through effective collaboration. With directions on breaking down silos, aligning activities, and working productively together, this course provides a foundation for partnering with others to make a difference in your community.
Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program Compendium of Tools and Materials
This compendium identifies promising practices and strategies used by participants in the Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program (SCDTDP) to implement changes in their health systems related to improving access to care, increasing use of hydroxyurea and provider education.