News/Publications

 

New Brief on our Breastfeeding 90-day Rapid Testing Cycle

90-Day Testing Cycle to Drive Quality Improvement in Breastfeeding Supports for Families Participating in Evidence-Based Home Visiting Services: This brief outlines the 90-day quality improvement testing cycle HV CoIIN implemented in 2019 to refine the breastfeeding theory of change and to test key drivers and change ideas to support a national scale-up effort. 

Brief on HV CoIIN 2.0 Cohort 1's Scale Efforts

Scaling Home Visiting Improvements Through Continuous Quality Improvement:Successes and Lessons from HV CoIIN 2.0’s First Scale Cohort: A new fact sheet summarizing the work and findings of Scale Cohort 1. Link

Article on Developmental Risk Detection and Service Linkage!

National Home Visiting Collaborative Improves Developmental Risk Detection and Service Linkage: Published in Academic Pediatrics. Between 2014 and 2016, HV CoIIN worked with 13 different home visiting programs across eight states and one tribe to improve the detection of developmental delays and linkage to supportive services for families with children with developmental concerns. This article highlights the improvements made through these efforts. Link

Breastfeeding Brief

Improving Breastfeeding Outcomes: HV CoIIN’s Journey from Small Tests of Change to Large-Scale Improvement. This brief details our journey from testing in HV CoIIN 1.0 to scaling breastfeeding improvements in HV CoIIN 2.0 and highlights how states and their local home visiting agencies are making extraordinary improvements in breastfeeding outcomes. See Brief

Supporting Teams During COVID-19

We know you are all working hard to continue to support the families you serve in the context of virtual home visits.  To that end, HV CoIIN 2.0, along with our expert faculty, drafted a memorandum outlining guidance and strategies for Intimate Partner Violence and Maternal Depression awardees and agencies in screening and referrals during COVID-19. See Memo

HV CoIIN 2.0 Fact Sheets

HV CoIIN 2.0 created a series of fact sheets highlighting our work in our various workstreams, our approach to CQI and the supports we provide, as well as our progress to date. Check them out and share with colleagues in the field!

HV CoIIN 2.0 Scale Virtual Series

Want to learn more about what it means to Scale and how your state can ignite breakthrough change? Register for our 4-part virtual series here.

HV CoIIN News and Publications

Check out the various news articles and other publications featuring HV CoIIN from the field.

Journal Publications:

  • National Home Visiting Collaborative Improves Developmental Risk Detection and Service Linkage: Published in Academic Pediatrics. Between 2014 and 2016, HV CoIIN worked with 13 different home visiting programs across eight states and one tribe to improve the detection of developmental delays and linkage to supportive services for families with children with developmental concerns. This article highlights the improvements made through these efforts. Link

  • National  Quality Improvement Initiative in Home Visiting Services Improves Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration: Published in Academic Pediatrics. This article outlines HV CoIIN's goals, process, and outcomes related to our work with HRSA's Maternal Infant and Early Childhood home visiting programs to improve rates of exclusive breastfeeding using the Breakthrough Series framework. HV CoIIN's own Elaine Fitzgerald Lewis and Mary Mackrain were co-authors along with partners from Brigham and Women's Hospital, MaryCatherine Arbour and Sidney Atwood. Find the article here.

  • Addressing maternal depression in home visiting: Findings from the home visiting collaborative improvement and innovation network: Published in PLOS ONE uses HV CoIIN 1.0 data to highlight how  CQI in home visiting programs can reduce maternal depression symptoms. Check out the article here. To help spread the word, we drafted a press release for the article. 

Blog Posts:

  • EDC.org spotlights HV CoIIN 2.0's Alabama success in the article, Addressing Maternal Depression in Alabama: Home visitors learn how to help new mothers cope with postpartum depression." Read

  • EDC.org published "Home Visiting Supports Mothers, Infants." Learn how home visiting can play a critical role improving rates of breastfeeding. Read

  • HV CoIIN is featured in a new case study, Assessing the Effectiveness of Technical Assistance, published by Mathematica and ASPE. The case study showcases how quality improvement can be a powerful tool to measure the effectiveness of the various TA initiates currently working to support MIECHV. Read

  • ChildTrends.org mentioned HV CoIIN's work in their blog post, "Supporting continuous quality improvement in programs and services for young children." Read