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Growth Advancement in the NICU: Ten Point Nine

The Growth Advancement in the NICU (GAIN): Ten Point Nine Collaborative aims to improve growth and nutrition for infants with a birth weight > 1500 grams in NICUs with an average daily census of ≤ 10.9. The GAIN: Ten Point Nine Collaborative will launch in July 2021. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the GAIN: Ten Point Nine Collaborative will launch as a virtual collaborative. An in-person collaborative meeting will be considered if the public health situation allows. 

Why your NICU should join

This collaborative will be a unique opportunity for smaller NICUs to:

  • Focus on the larger, lower acuity babies that make up the majority of their caseloads
  • Share experiences, lessons, materials, data, and strategy with similar-sized NICUs 
  • Address challenges with improving the growth of infants with a birth weight > 1500 grams
  • Learn about evidence-based best practices for improving growth and nutrition in the NICU

Additional benefits

  • The opportunity to benchmark, track and compare data between your site and other participating sites using a new web-based quality improvement platform
  • Guidance in both quality improvement and the clinical area of focus from a multidisciplinary faculty panel from across the state
  • Credit for participating Neonatologists toward the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 Program

Registration for GAIN: Ten Point Nine is being offered at $5,000/site. The registration period will be open from January-March 2021.

To learn more, contact Anjali Chowfla at