December 2022 Newsletter
Wishing you health and happiness this holiday season! 

Welcome to the Team, Kara Foster!

Kara Foster, MPH, has join the NPQIC team as our newest Project Coordinator. Kara began her public health career working with individuals who were settling in Nebraska with refugee status, and has since filled roles in state, national and international organizations.

Kara has spent the last eight years of her career at CityMatCH, most recently in the role of Education and Training Manager. Kara is a member of the Department of Pediatrics Anti-racism Committee, and serves on the board of the Omaha Better Birth Project and the Nebraska Breastfeeding Coalition.

In her free time, Kara loves to explore the outdoors and spend time with her husband and three young children.

2022 March of Dimes Report Card Released

The 2022 March of Dimes Report Card was released in November and indicates that the maternal and infant health crisis is worsening for all families. Preterm birth rates in the United States and Nebraska have reached an all time high. In Nebraska, the preterm birth rate rose to 10.8% and our preterm birth grade fell to a D. Click here to view Nebraska's report card.  

Quarterly Calls

Please schedule your quarterly coaching call by the end of the year! 

Contact Sydnie or Chelsey to make arrangements.

Policy and Advocacy Opportunity

The bipartisan Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) Act for Nursing Mothers was unanimously approved by the Senate HELP Committee, and now we are leaning on our senators to get it over the finish line. In our state, 22 percent of working women of childbearing age are not covered by the current Break Time for Nursing Mothers law. Nebraska is a key state in getting this legislation passed to ensure all working mothers are protected. You can send a drafted email to Senator Fischer here.

NPQIC Summit 2023: We Need Your Opinion!

We are beginning our planning for the 2023 NPQIC Annual Summit and need your opinion! We want to ensure we are offering you the education and tools for success in your respectful professions! Please take a moment to fill out this survey and ensure your needs are met. Feel free to share this link with others, and be on the look out in your emails for a flyer you can hand out to all your coworkers. Your input is greatly appreciated!

NE Tele-Lactation Services

Mothers throughout the state have access to tele-lactation consultation from various organizations. For more information, click on links below:

Education by our Partners

Nebraska AWHONN Winter Webinar Series: Saving a Life, Remembering a Life

Part 2: December 8th, 12-1 pm
Prevention of the Stillborn with Count the Kicks, Register here

Part 3: January 12th, 12-1 pm
Perinatal Palliative Care, Register here

Part 4: February 9th, 12-1 pm
Perinatal Bereavement Resources and Local Resources with Connected Forever + No Footprint Too Small, Register here

Part 5: March 9th, 12-1 pm
Perinatal Disorders: Support of the Patient & Staff, Register here
For more information please contact NE AWHONN Co-Chairs Samantha Kenning or Marisa Schaffer.

Children's Hospital and Medical Center Project ECHO: Newborn Care Series
Thursday 12/15, 1/19; 12-1 pm (CST) 
Live Online, Free
Institute for the Advancement of Breastfeeding & Lactation Education (IABLE)
Check events calendar for events.

CHI Health Perinatal Outreach
Check website for dates of classes
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • ALSO
  • Emergent Delivery Course
Methodist Women's
Methodist Women's Hospital Outreach Program

Nebraska Methodist College
Check website for dates of classes

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