Presenter Information:
Presenter 1: Name: Hallie Morrow
Hallie W. Morrow, M.D., M.P.H., has been a program medical consultant with the California Department of Health Care Services, Children’s Medical Services Branch since 1997. She is responsible for the development and implementation of the California Newborn Hearing Screening Program, including program standards, outreach materials, and provider education efforts. She received her bachelor of arts degree in biology, summa cum laude, from Washington University, graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine, and earned her Master’s of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is board certified in Pediatrics and was in clinical pediatric practice for six years with The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. in Northern California. Dr. Morrow has worked in Public Health administration since 1991. She served as the Maternal and Child Health Director for Solano County, California for six years before joining the California Department of Health Care Services.
Author Information:
Author 1: Name: Hallie Morrow
Affiliation: California Department of Health Care Services
Abstract Information:
Title: California NICHQ Collaborative – Then and Now
Primary Track: 7-Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance
Keyword(s): NICHQ, Quality Improvement, Learning Collaborative


California was one of the initial eight states that participated in the National Initiative for Children’s Health care Quality (NICHQ) learning collaborative addressing early hearing detection and intervention. We have been requested to submit a poster abstract and to participate in a NICHQ “reunion” of the first and second groups of states that implemented NICHQ learning collaboratives. Our poster will summarize our activities since NICHQ ended its participation in our collaborative in 2007. The poster will include longitudinal data from the beginning of the collaborative as well as data indicators measuring progress on new goals.
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