Subject: Why Data Collection Needs to be Part of Quality Improvement

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Why Data Collection is a Necessary
Part of Quality Improvement

Data is at the core of quality improvement work; it plays a part in every step of a change initiative. Learn why data collection is one of the most valuable activities for bringing about real, sustainable change.
A New Strategy for Improving 
Early Childhood Outcomes
Early childhood is a crucial period for child development, but there needs to be better coordination between services and resources for families, says NICHQ Project Director Lindsay Rosenfeld, ScD, ScM. The NICHQ-led Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems CoIIN is leading the movement to improve systems that support every child in meeting their developmental potential.
Hospitals and WIC Collaborate for Better Breastfeeding Care 
Breastfeeding moms require continuous support, from conception through the postpartum period. One Texas hospital has partnered with its local WIC agency to create a spectrum of care for expecting and new moms.
States Promote Women's Health via
Innovative Medicaid Strategies

As part of their efforts to improve infant and maternal health outcomes, Delaware and Georgia have launched new partnerships and Medicaid strategies to improve access to long-acting reversible contraception.
Evaluation Drives Enhancements in Epilepsy Care Systems
Epilepsy affects 2.9 million people in the U.S., including 460,000 children. NICHQ is partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics to improve access to care and the transition from pediatric to adult care for those with this special healthcare need.
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