Social Determinants Demand Holistic Solutions in NICU Care

Posted by Felice Tucker on Sep 10, 2019 8:56:13 AM

In September, NICU Awareness Month, we want to acknowledge that many factors outside of “typical” medical conditions demand holistic solutions in neonatal care. Deficiencies in the social determinants of health can become obstacles that lead to increased risk and poor outcomes, especially within this clinically vulnerable population. Consequently, providers, payers, and caregivers must work together to identify and address these factors which can negatively impact the health status of these infants.

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Topics: Healthy People 2020, NICU care management, social determinants of health, NICU Awareness Month

Recognizing the Important Role of Breastfeeding in Infant Care

Posted by Madeline Szabo on Aug 6, 2019 7:50:00 AM

This week marks World Breastfeeding Week, which is dedicated to the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide. Breastfeeding is one of the most natural things a mother can do for her baby.  The health benefits for the baby are well known and well published.  Included in Healthy People 2020’s agenda, are measures associated with increasing the number of mothers who choose to breastfeed their babies and goals for the length of time a baby is breastfed as well as improving work place support programs.

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Topics: benefits of breastfeeding, Breastfeeding, breastfeeding programs, health plan benefits of breastfeeding, Healthy People 2020, world breastfeeding week, breastfeeding NICU baby