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Improving Systems: Changing Futures

In the Spread of Quality Improvement for Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs: An integrated Systems Strategy for Building the Title V Infrastructure project, NICHQ was tasked with improving the health and well being of children and youth with special healthcare needs and their families through building the capacity of state Title V programs to create and sustain effective community-based systems of care for this population. This report documents NICHQ's learnings and impact.

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Sickle Cell Pain in the Emergency Department: A Guide to Improving Care

This implementation guide was developed for healthcare providers who care for individuals with sickle cell disease in hematology programs and acute care settings such as the emergency departments and day hospitals. It provides insights and lessons learned from multidisciplinary teams across the country that have succeeded in improving the management of pain episodes in emergency departments or day hospitals for both pediatric and adult patients.

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Joining Forces for Healthier Communities

This report presents examples of how 10 teams in the Collaborate for Healthy Weight project brought together primary care providers, public health professionals and leaders of community organizations to work across traditional professional borders to address obesity at the community level.

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Building Healthier Communities

This report presents eight stories about healthcare professionals who used their voices to advocate for policy changes designed to improve the health of children and families.

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Opportunities for States to Improve Women’s Health and Birth Outcomes through Medicaid Incentives for Effective Contraceptive Use and Postpartum Care

This issue brief details state Medicaid models that provide incentives for the use of effective contraception to support healthy, planned births. Additionally, the brief includes examples of state strategies to improve postpartum follow-up to monitor mothers' physical and emotional health, as well as start discussions about birth spacing and future pregnancy plans.

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