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Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Reduce Infant Mortality

The Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network (CoIIN) initiative was launched in July 2012 in U.S. Public Health Regions IV and VI by the federal Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, and expanded to all Public Health Regions in February 2015 by the National Institute for Children's Health Quality. The initiative aims to facilitate collaborative learning and adoption of proven quality improvement principles and practices to reduce infant mortality and improve birth outcomes. The initiative provides a platform for states to learn from one another as well as from national experts, to share best practices and lessons learned and to track progress. The initial CoIIN work had five strategic action teams with expert leaders and a team member from each state. At least one representative from Alabama participated in the National strategic action teams. During this phase, Alabama created a state team for each of the five strategic action teams and appointed a CoIIN director to coordinate all CoIIN efforts both statewide and nationally. The five teams were:

 As CoIIN expanded, states were asked to select two or three Learning Networks.  Alabama selected the following:

  • Safe Sleep
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Pre- & Interconception Care

For more information on CoIIN, contact:

Amy Sratton, BSN, RN, CLC
State Perinatal Program Director
State Director, CoIIN to Reduce Infant Mortality
Alabama Department of Public Health
201 Monroe Street, Suite 1356
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 206-6403
Fax: (334) 206-2983

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