Dedicated to improving the health outcomes of newborns 

throughout the state of Massachusetts

Human Milk Initiative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Human Milk Initiative SharePoint (username/password required) 

CDC PQC: Success Story for MA

The NeoQIC Human Milk Quality Improvement Collaborative was a 3-year long collaborative of all 10 of 10 level 3 NICUs in Massachusetts, that occurred from January 2015 until December 2017. We focused on increasing provision of mother’s milk use for very low birth weight infants and reducing racial/ethnic disparities in mother’s milk use. We worked closely with family members, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition, and the Mother’s Milk Bank Northeast.  In addition to local improvement work, we also developed a variety of quality improvement educational tools for local teams and written and video education materials for families.  We entered a sustainment phase in January 2018. This project was funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and received additional support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PQC) program. For more information, please contact Meg Parker, MD, MPH, Project Lead (margaret.parker@bmc.org)

Last Updated: 1/22/19