Featured Video:

Working Towards Baby-Friendly - Improving Breastfeeding Support in US Hospitals

Working Towards Baby-Friendly:
Improving Breastfeeding Support in US Hospitals


Featured Toolkit:

Next Steps: A Practitioner's Guide For Themed Follow-up Visits For Their Patients to Achieve a Healthy Weight
Next Steps: A Practitioner's Guide For Themed Follow-up
Visits For Their Patients to Achieve a Healthy Weight

Improving Children's Health Together

Welcome to NICHQ

NICHQ is an independent, nonprofit organization working for more than a decade to improve children’s health. We help organizations and professionals who share this mission make breakthrough improvements so children and families live healthier lives. We invite you to get involved in this important work.

New This Month:

NICHQ Changes Name
We've changed our name from “National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality” to “National Institute for Children’s Health Quality.” This reflects the expanded focus for the organization beyond the clinical setting to the broader influences that produce children’s health.

How to Grow a Breastfeeding Initiative Local to Statewide
Julie Stagg of the Texas Department of State Health Services shares how her state has been able to take a local initiative statewide to make progress on improving its breastfeeding rates.

NICHQ Leading National Initiative to Reduce Infant Mortality
NICHQ is honored to lead an exceptional group of partner organizations in expanding the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Reduce Infant Mortality.

Care Teams Better Support Patients, Pediatric Practices
Practices in NICHQ's CHIPRA Massachusetts Medical Home Project have been working to establish care teams within their practices to better support coordinated care. The impact has been visible.

Giving Families a Seat at the Treatment Goal-Setting Table
Several teams in NICHQ’s Collaborative to Improve Care for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder project have adopted a new model of care that prioritizes input from families in setting goals for treatment outcomes.

The Power of a Phone Call: Following Up on Sickle Cell Disease
Newborns screened for sickle cell disease are too often lost in the system without appropriate follow-through. NICHQ is helping centers around the country improve follow-up procedures.

New Program:

Virtual Learning Series: Mastering Skin-to-Skin

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The Improvement Quotient - A NICHQ Blog

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