Supported By:
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Implemented By:
Coffective

Partner:
Michigan Department of
Health & Human Services

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Reducing Breastfeeding Disparities through Training, Accountability, and Community Supports

Join other Michigan birthing centers in redefining quality improvement work with the community as their compass, inspiration, and partner.

Apply to join QI-TRACS collaborative

Supported By:
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Implemented By:
Coffective

Partner:
Michigan Department of
Health & Human Services

THE PROBLEM

Racial disparities in birth & breastfeeding outcomes persist

THE CAUSES

Why is this happening?

THE INITIATIVE

Get on track with quality improvement

Reducing Breastfeeding Disparities through Training, Accountability and Community Supports (QI-TRACS) is a ground-breaking birthing center collaborative designed to build trust between communities and hospitals and improve implementation of The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. The initiative targets breastfeeding racial disparities, and improves coordination of timely access to ongoing breastfeeding support and care through a four-part approach.

What is rotating leadership?

Rotating leadership is a collaborative leadership style where power is distributed among group members rather than being focused on a single leader.

It is a way for groups that have members from different backgrounds and levels of responsibilities to work together in a place of inclusion, not just representation. Members take turns running meetings, and all members own the agenda. Dual-capacity training prepares members for this unique experience of being both leaders and participants.

INITIATIVE HIGHLIGHTS

A Different Type of Collaborative

TIMELINE

Initiative Timeline

May 2021
June 2021
July 2021
August 2021
September 2021

May 2021

May 2021

Hospital applications to join cohort open.

Select hospitals invited to apply.

June 2021

June 2021

Hospital recruitment continues.

July 2021

July 2021

Hospital applications close July 15.

Hospital chosen to join QI-TRACS cohort.

Call for community organizers released in participating communities.

August 2021

August 2021

Hospital collaborative calls begin.

September 2021

September 2021

Dual-capacity training for hospital leaders and community organizers begins.

Newly-formed Hospital-Community Task Forces convene.

RESOURCES

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