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Lori Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH
I agree there is no reason to time the feed. There is reason to assess the feed, although this has never been a requirement of BF USA. AAP recommends breastfeeding assessments, and this can be done by any number of validated scoring systems: LATCH, MBA, IBFAT.

Erin Ellingwood

As our holiday gift to you, we've collected some of our best stories and resources from 2015. Each illuminates some of the great ideas and innovations in children's health that you and NI... As our holiday gift to you, we've collected some of our best stories and resources from 2015. Each illuminates some of the great ideas and innovations in children's health that you and NICHQ have had together this year. We hope you enjoy this collection and look forward to another wonderful year of working together. http://www.nichq.org/with-you/newsletter-archive/2015_year_in_review Expand
Cindy Hutter
Welcome to the community!

David Boyer

This is our first PDSA and we are very excited to be sharing it with everyone. We uploaded it to the Resources section but also wanted to make the announcement here in the community. Thanks everyon... This is our first PDSA and we are very excited to be sharing it with everyone. We uploaded it to the Resources section but also wanted to make the announcement here in the community. Thanks everyone for all of your support and help! Expand

Cindy Hutter

Ziva Mann, a family partner in NICHQ's CHIPRA Massachusetts Medical Home Initiative, recently shared her story in a new blog post. In the post, Mann tells of her journey to becoming a family p... Ziva Mann, a family partner in NICHQ's CHIPRA Massachusetts Medical Home Initiative, recently shared her story in a new blog post. In the post, Mann tells of her journey to becoming a family partner in her son’s medical practice and how partnering with healthcare professionals helped the practice make important improvements. http://www.nichq.org/blog/2015/august/linchpin_pcmh_transformation Expand

Cindy Hutter

At NICHQ, we're proud to celebrate breastfeeding awareness through World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month. These observances come on the heels of a report detailing impressi... At NICHQ, we're proud to celebrate breastfeeding awareness through World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month. These observances come on the heels of a report detailing impressive results from Best Fed Beginnings, a NICHQ-led, groundbreaking national initiative to help hospitals improve breastfeeding-related maternity care and increase the number of Baby-Friendly hospitals in the U.S. Learn more from our report about the change concepts we implemented and then share ideas you have to try in your facility. http://nichq.org/blog/2015/august/breastfeeding_month_bfb_results Expand

Cindy Hutter

Rebekka Henriksen is the Mother Chair for the New York State Breastfeeding Quality Improvement in Hospitals (BQIH) Collaborative. She helps participating hospital teams connect with and utilize the... Rebekka Henriksen is the Mother Chair for the New York State Breastfeeding Quality Improvement in Hospitals (BQIH) Collaborative. She helps participating hospital teams connect with and utilize their local parent partners. At times, however, hospital teams struggle with the why’s (why is this role important) and how’s (how can a parent, and more specifically, a mother partner contribute to the implementation of the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding). http://nichq.org/blog/2015/august/rebekka_henriksen Expand

louise bannister

Hello, practices! The BCBSMA Foundation today announced a funding opportunity for practices that are working on behavioral health and medical care integration. The funding is for expreienced pr... Hello, practices! The BCBSMA Foundation today announced a funding opportunity for practices that are working on behavioral health and medical care integration. The funding is for expreienced practices who are looking to expand or improve their integration work. The Funding opportunity is for a 3 year period, at up to $200,000 per year. A set of informational webinars about the opportunity are being held this coming Friday, July 17 and again on Monday July 20. Registration is required for the webinars. See the notice below and links to learn more! Expand

Cindy Hutter

A new paper from NICHQ presents a framework from improving care coordination services in pediatric primary care. Derived from lessons learned from the Massachusetts CHIPRA Medical Home Learning Col... A new paper from NICHQ presents a framework from improving care coordination services in pediatric primary care. Derived from lessons learned from the Massachusetts CHIPRA Medical Home Learning Collaborative, the paper address five key elements of high-performing pediatric care coordination. We'd love to hear your thoughts on the paper. http://nichq.org/blog/2015/july/care_coordination_paper Expand
Louise Bannister
Thanks, Cindy! This tool has generated a lot of interest nationally. The tool was posted on the Group Space that is being used by a HRSA-funded Systems Integration grant that is looking at improving care coordination for children and youth with special health care needs. Twelve states, including MA, are involved in this grant. Also, AHRQ sent out a notice about the tool, and a link to it.