These two resources can support state and community efforts to eliminate sleep-related infant deaths: a comprehensive literature review and specific examples of promising resources, programs and interventions states can spread and scale to reduce sleep-related infant deaths.
Childhood lead poisoning is 100% preventable. Use this social media toolkit to raise awareness and inspire change. Download the toolkit to use on your own social channels and make sure to tag @NICHQ so we can like and share your post.
This brief provides fact sheets on the key strategies and information influencers need to help more caregivers affected by depression access the supportive services and resources.
This interactive E-handout helps families learn about safe sleep practices. Health professionals can sit with families and click through the pages where they’ll find different sleep scenes and environments. A series of prompts and pop-ups show what is and is not safe and inspire learning conversations. Families can also access the handout at home and use it to teach their friends and families about safe sleep.
In recognition of National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month, we’ve put together a collection of social media posts and graphics. Use these to raise awareness about SIDS and sleep-related deaths so that more babies reach year one. Download the toolkit to use on your own social channels and make sure to tag @NICHQ so we can like and share your post
Opportunities for Medicaid to Transform Pediatric Care for Young Children to Promote Health, Development, and Health Equity
Covering one half of young children birth to five, Medicaid (and Medicaid-CHIP programs) plays a critical role in improving young children’s health and developmental outcomes and assisting the families who support their healthy development. This document provides a common framework and specific opportunities for states and their partners working to improve Medicaid for young children.
In recognition of National Breastfeeding Month, we’ve put together a collection of social media posts and graphics that can be used to raise awareness about the importance and benefits of breast milk, as well as empower and support all mothers to achieve their breastfeeding goals. Download the toolkit to use on your own social channels and make sure to tag @NICHQ so we can like and share your post.
The following case studies highlight stories of three states that have developed successful systems for screening for maternal depression and providing appropriate follow-up treatment.
Recognizing and addressing biases is a critical step towards eliminating health disparities and achieving health equity. In this brief, you’ll find three resources to support your work to address your own implicit biases: seven steps we can all take to minimize implicit bias; A Q&A with health experts about how to recognize and address implicit bias; and a selection of stories shared with NICHQ about the many ways bias has affected individuals.