Children's Health

Focusing on High Leverage Changes

NICHQ’s vision is for all children to achieve their optimal health. This is a complex, multidimensional challenge. To keep us aligned with the highest leverage opportunities, we focus our energies on projects within the three areas we believe are most critical for ensuring children’s health: getting children off to a strong start by supporting healthy beginnings; ensuring that the healthcare system provides quality care that effectively addresses the needs of all children and their families; and bridging health and healthcare by improving healthy living practices, policies and conditions.

We invite you to learn more about our work in these areas by clicking on the child health topics listed below. Within each topic area, you'll find:

  • Information about topic-specific challenges
  • Details and results from related NICHQ's projects
  • Topic-specific resources
  • Stories from improvement projects and people in the field






To view a list of all current and past NICHQ projects, visit the Improvement Projects page.