Top 6 NICHQ Insights of 2016

Posted December 21, 2016 by Josh Grant

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Throughout 2016, we’ve worked to provide new insights on critical matters to children’s health and population health as a whole. Our staff members and partners shed light on various critical aspects about children’s health and the intersections where it meets our improvement initiatives.

While we always share impactful or inspirational articles, some deserve a special spotlight as we head into a new year. Please enjoy our top six picks from 2016, and let us know on Twitter @NICHQ what you’d like to read more of in 2017.

Mothers Deserve Better Care in the Fourth Trimester
Maternal health is a key part of postpartum care, and has an influence on infant health outcomes. However, care systems need to improve in order to better support new mothers immediately after giving birth. By thinking of the months immediately following births as a trimester and part of pregnancy that presents new health challenges, healthcare providers can better address concerns and needs of moms and their newborns.

Why Closing the Health Equity Divide Can’t Wait Any Longer
Children’s health indicators are trending positively, but quality of and access to care aren’t the same for everyone. Many of the disparities between vulnerable and well-served populations have seen minimal change over the years, creating risks for families along racial, ethnic and socioeconomic lines. The only way to close these gaps and create true health equity is to address the underlying causes, not just the symptoms.

Rooming-In: An Essential Evolution in American Maternity Care
As the healthcare community has improved support and education for breastfeeding, rooming-in has started to become a common practice in many maternity wards. Some patients and their families have been resistant to the change, preferring to have their newborns stay in nurseries rather than in the same space as their moms. However, if rooming-in is the rule and not the exception, it could lead to better health outcomes for moms and babies.

4 Strategies for Building a Public Health Social Movement

Given the deluge of content and chatter, it can be hard to create a message that rises above everything else and truly becomes a movement. In order to truly engage communities and partners in an effort to address health concerns and barriers, a holistic strategy featuring dissemination, education and organization needs to be created in the earliest stages.

4 Key Considerations for Family and Community Engagement in Public Health
Families and communities are the most important people in every public health initiative, as they’re the ones who are meant to benefit from improved systems. However, both need to be engaged early on in projects in order to enact meaningful change. Embracing and engaging families as equal partners are crucial skills for public health and healthcare professionals who strive to better serve diverse communities.

Race and the Inequity in Maternal and Infant Health
It’s not just that health inequities are created along racial lines – it’s that they directly affect the well-being of people who are part of vulnerable population. Institutionalized racism and prejudices creates toxic stress and negatively influences the physical health of people at risk. Understanding inequities and the societal forces that exacerbate them is the first step in creating real change.

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