Resources

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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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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Using Maternal and Child Health Quality Improvement Efforts to Advance State Health Agency Accreditation

This issue brief details the intersections between health departments' efforts to earn public health accreditation with their work in collaborative improvement & innovation networks (CoIIN). Using the CoIIN to Reduce Infant Mortality (IM CoIIN) as an example and showing the Oklahoma State Department of Health used its participation to inform its accreditation procedures, this brief presents solutions for creating efficient practices to achieve both aims. 

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Opportunities for States to Improve Women’s Health and Birth Outcomes through Medicaid Incentives for Effective Contraceptive Use and Postpartum Care

This issue brief details state Medicaid models that provide incentives for the use of effective contraception to support healthy, planned births. Additionally, the brief includes examples of state strategies to improve postpartum follow-up to monitor mothers' physical and emotional health, as well as start discussions about birth spacing and future pregnancy plans.

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Safe Sleep and Breastfeeding Image Gallery

This image gallery was compiled by the initial National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep in 2014-2017. Many people have identified the challenge of finding images for safe sleep on the internet, so the NICHQ-led NAPPSS Improvement and Innovation Network is keeping this page updated with new images as the project continues. 

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