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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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The Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Framework

The Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Framework is a revised version of the supplement to ASTHO’s 2015 issue brief, How State Health Departments Can Use the Spectrum of Prevention to Address Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. The framework’s intent is to aid in structuring stakeholder discussions at the state level to better understand how collective efforts can prevent in-utero opioid exposure and impact the incidence of NAS.

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Be Our Voice: Obesity Prevention Advocacy Training

This dynamic, interactive online program provides healthcare professionals with information about how they can become advocates for obesity prevention policy change, an opportunity to practice newly developed skills in a simulated community, access to a virtual Q&A system with videos from trained advocates, and guidance on how to create a personal Advocacy Plan to direct their advocacy work.

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Infant Mortality CoIIN Prevention Toolkit

This interactive toolkit allows users to learn from participants in the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network to Reduce Infant Mortality (Infant Mortality CoIIN). Organized by topics from the initiative, this toolkit features change ideas, case studies, videos and key insights from teams who are working to reduce infant mortality throughout the country. 

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NICHQ-NCQA Medical Home Transformation Crosswalk

NICHQ's Pediatric Medical Home Framework was developed through years of experience helping to transform pediatric practices into medical homes. The framework captures what NICHQ believes to be the best, evidence-based approaches to medical home practice transformation. Since many medical homes seek NCQA recognition, this tool has been specifically designed to map tested change concepts in NICHQ's framework to the 2014 NCQA PCMH standards.

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