Low birth weight infant

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Urban Healthy Start Program Offers Support at Each Stage of Childbearing Cycle, Leading to Fewer Low- and Very Low–Birthweight Babies 08/09/13

Baltimore Healthy Start, a nonprofit community-based organization, works to reduce infant mortality among the largely African-American population it serves by offering a comprehensive series of...

Statewide Medical Home Program for Low-Income Pregnant Women Enhances Access to Comprehensive Prenatal Care and Case Management, Improves Outcomes 12/06/12

A statewide, public–private partnership known as Community Care of North Carolina adapted its successful primary care medical home model for use with pregnant Medicaid beneficiaries. The...

Nursing Students Provide Free Doula Care to Underserved Women, Leading to Fewer Preterm Deliveries, Low Birthweight Babies, and Cesarean Sections 02/03/10

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Birth Companions Program assigns student doulas (labor assistants who support women throughout the childbirth process) to underserved pregnant women...

Standardized Protocol Reduces Likelihood of Pneumothorax and Death in Low Birthweight Infants 09/04/08

The Children's Hospital of Greenville standardized clinical management of extremely low birthweight infants born at less than 30 weeks' gestational age to decrease rates of pneumothorax and...

Program Uses "Pathways" to Confirm Those At-Risk Connect to Community Based Health and Social Services, Leading to Improved Outcomes 03/24/08

The Community Health Access Project (CHAP) implemented the Pathways Model, which employs community health workers who connect at-risk individuals to evidence-based care through the use of...

QualityTools

California Perinatal Quality of Care Collaborative Quality Improvement Toolkits 06/25/08

California Perinatal Quality of Care Collaborative Toolkits are all inclusive packages to help facilitate improved perinatal outcomes, excellent patient care, and efficient resource allocation at hospitals. The following toolkits are available:...

Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Quality Improvement in Medicaid Managed Care Toolkit 12/17/07

This toolkit details the experiences of a workgroup of Medicaid managed care organizations that collaborated to develop new ways of identifying members of racial and ethnic subgroups, to measure gaps in care and to explore ways to improve health...

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