Weekly Wednesday Wire: March 27, 2013

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USBC Updates

Development of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Implementation Guide for Documentation of Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding (EBMF)

Beginning in 2014, a digital Clinical Quality Measure Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding in Infants (NQF 0480) is one of multiple measures that eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals may select as part of the HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act's "meaningful use" reporting component for 2014 EHR adoption financial incentives. This measure is also a mandated measure for those hospitals accredited by The Joint Commission and helps support the requirements of Baby-Friendly designation. Providing EHR vendors and hospitals/providers with guidelines (both technical and functional) allows for a collaborative approach towards quality data capture and reuse downstream. Read the full announcement.

Partner News

New Video Follows Best Fed Beginnings Hospitals, from NICHQ

A new video from NICHQ (National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality) follows the stories of four hospitals as they begin their journey toward Baby-Friendly designation in the Best Fed Beginnings quality improvement project. Watch as Barnes-Jewish Hospital (Missouri) works on patient-centered care, Presbyterian Hospital (New Mexico) increases skin-to-skin contact, Christiana Hospital (Delaware) focuses on staff buy-in, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital catalyzes the community by changing misconceptions around breastfeeding.

The Best of Collective Impact, from SSIR

To celebrate their 10th anniversary, the Stanford Social Innovation Review is sharing free content around Collective Impact. The "Collective Impact: Creating Large-Scale Social Change" and "Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work" webinars are free with promotional code SSIR10CI (through June 7).

Online Resources from the First Food Forum, from WKKF

Last month more than 150 W.K. Kellogg Foundation grantees, advocates, and academics met in Atlanta for the inaugural First Food Forum: "Growing a Movement So All Children Can Thrive."

  • Opening Video: "Growing a First Food Movement"
  • Summary Video: highlights from all three days
  • Presentations and Interviews (coming soon): be sure to revisit the First Food Forum webpage, which will include links to PowerPoint presentations and videos of interviews filmed at the conference.

State/Community News

Scaling Up Breastfeeding Support Webinar, from Connecticut

Join the CT-RI Public Health Training Center for a free webinar on Thursday, April 11 from 12:00-1:30 pm EST. "Scaling Up Breastfeeding Support at the Organizational and Community Levels: Sustaining the Positive Effects of Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiatives (BFHI) Practices" will provide an overview of the key areas in which coordinated efforts are needed to enhance and sustain the positive effects of BFHI maternity care practices in the U.S. The webinar will emphasize examples from Connecticut and beyond that highlight the critical linkages between research, clinical, organizational, and community efforts toward scaling up breastfeeding support on a large scale. Advance registration is required.

News Clippings

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