Implementing Quality Improvement to Achieve Breakthrough Change

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This paper describes the work of the Home Visiting Collaborative for Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN) and shares promising early evidence of achieving "breakthrough change" for the vulnerable young children and families served by the Federal Home Visiting Program. In the HV CoIIN, the Health Resources and Services Administration, in a cooperative agreement with Education Development Center, is working to improve outcomes for families targeting four program outcomes: (1) improve rates of initiation and duration of exclusive breast feeding; (2) improve promotion, early detection, and early intervention of developmental risk and delay; (3) improve screening, referral, access to treatment and symptoms for maternal depression; and (4) improve family engagement and retention. The authors of the paper share data on the progress they are making in achieving several of these goals.


Mary Mackrain, Paul Dworkin, Brenda Jones Harden, Marycatherine Arbour

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19 pp
Improving the health and well-being of young children and their families