Breaking Down Infant Mortality: Achieving Measureable Impact through the CoIIN Approach

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Date Developed: 01/29/2015. Source: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. Presenter(s): Elaine Fitzgerald, DrPH, MIA; Ellen Pliska, MHS, CPH; Vanessa Lee, MPH. Type: Video Conference. Level: Introductory. Length: 60 minutes.


This workshop presented a framework developed by the

National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) for MCH

leaders to use in determining their strategic priorities for reducing

infant mortality. The Collaborative Improvement and Innovation

Network (CoIIN) to Reduce Infant Mortality is a multiyear, national

program to save babies’ lives through quality improvement,

collaborative learning and collaborative innovation. The CoIIN

framework is a tool that enables states, MCH officials and all

stakeholders to break down the complex, multifaceted issue of infant

mortality into practical, achievable steps for improvement – first, by

organizing actions by periods of engagement and then by specific


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.