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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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Safe Sleep and Breastfeeding Image Gallery

This image gallery was compiled by the initial National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep in 2014-2017. Many people have identified the challenge of finding images for safe sleep on the internet, so the NICHQ-led NAPPSS Improvement and Innovation Network is keeping this page updated with new images as the project continues. 

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4 Strategies for Leading Effectively

Effective leadership can make or break an improvement initiative. In these four short videos, leadership expert Gwen Webber-McLeod, president and CEO of Gwen Inc., provides strategies for improving your leadership style. Follow along as she guides you on managing communication, dealing with dysfunction and learning to practice self-care.

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5 Strategies for Engaging Extended Partners

Partnerships are at the heart of improvement initiatives. In these five short videos, leadership expert Gwen Webber-McLeod, president and CEO of Gwen Inc., helps you learn how to research potential partners and confirm mission alignment, ensure accountability while celebrating successes, and preserve your partners' energy. 

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