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Baby sleepingTaking on a Leading Cause
of Maternal Death

Postpartum hemorrhages—one of the leading causes of pregnancy-related death—are on the rise. New York State is testing a set of evidence-based strategies that hospitals can implement to improve care and potentially save lives. Here, Peter Cherouny, MD, a clinical advisor for the project, offers insight and initial findings on three areas those strategies seek to improve.

Health teamLiving to Make Mason Proud: A Mother's Mission After Losing her Infant Son
When the Weaver family lost their son to an unexplained cause of death, they were left devastated and confused. Now, they’re working to raise awareness about sudden unexpected infant deaths so that other families won’t experience what they went through.
Read their story

Mom and babySupporting Comprehensive Screening Systems, from Early Childhood through Adolescence
A statewide, birth to 5 comprehensive early childhood screening system has impressive potential. It empowers families by removing barriers to care, and it consolidates data so states can track improvements and build on successes. For the past 19 months, a community-based team in Delaware has been testing a model that has the potential to support statewide improvements. Find out how here

piggy bankHow Home Visits are Changing Asthma Outcomes in Florida
Childhood asthma emergency room visits disproportionately affect families who are under financial strain. Home visiting programs can help by providing convenient, individualized advice. But how can we ensure those programs target the populations most in need of support? Florida may have the solution

Featured Project:
National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives
The National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives is helping state perinatal quality collaboratives across the country drive measurable improvements in maternal and infant healthcare and health outcomes. Click here to learn more about the project’s goals, uncover resources (including the webinar featured in this newsletter!), and read early success stories from project teams.

In Case You Missed It

  • Pediatrics Supporting Parents Learning Community Applications Open: This initiative seeks to ensure that all children from birth to age 3 receive the supports they need to achieve kindergarten readiness and positive life outcomes. A technical assistance call will be held on Sept. 20th for all interested practices. Click here to learn more and apply.

In Case You Missed It

  • Two NICHQ Moms Share Their Stories: Here, Colleen Murphy, MSMOB shares how a shooting at her daughter’s school inspired her to seek improvements that support social-emotional health. Or, hear from Meghan Johnson, MSc, whose tumultuous experience navigating early childhood screenings and supports makes her even more committed to uncomplicating children’s health systems.
  • NICHQ Names New Chief Health Officer: Elizabeth Coté, MD, MPA joined NICHQ’s executive team as Chief Health Officer on May 31. Find out more about how her experiences will help advance NICHQ’s mission as a leader in children’s health.