Subject: Your Inspiration & Resources for Improving Children's Health

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Avoid Analysis Paralysis and
Underplanning in PDSA Cycles

Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycles must start with a sound plan, not endless analysis or a rough idea. Avoiding those obstacles will lead to better tests of change throughout the life of a quality improvement initiative.
The Photo of My Baby That Almost 
Killed Us
A baby is supposed to sleep unencumbered on its back in a crib to protect against sudden infant death syndrome, but advertisements and photos don’t always stick to that practice, which might be teaching parents the wrong lesson.
Boston Creates Smoke-Free
Housing with Voluntary Program

To improve the health of children and the general public, Boston is working with landlords, property owners and tenants to create smoke-free public and affordable housing with a voluntary initiative that has already helped 125,000 tenants.
Quality Improvement Drives Changes In Children's Eye Health Systems
Three states are working with NICHQ and Prevent Blindness to use quality improvement to reduce loss to follow-up and ensure that every child receives proper interventions after failing vision screenings.
Get the Most Out of Meetings with These Collaboration Techniques
The Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network to Reduce Infant Mortality shares some techniques on how to engage both in-person and remote audiences at conferences.
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