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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:

Communicate, Collaborate and Innovate to Reduce Infant Mortality
Infant mortality is a complex social problem that can only be solved through massive collaboration and out-of-the-box innovation, according to guest blogger, Peter Gloor.

Making the Business Case for Hospitals to Support Breastfeeding Moms
Hospitals that support a mother’s decision to breastfeed and pursue Baby-Friendly designation are finding that the effort holds unexpected benefits.

Tips for Sustaining the Success of a QI Project
Successful quality improvement efforts aspire to be sustainable. This requires planning and ongoing effort so improvements don’t get derailed.

Staff Mirrors Healthy Habits Being Taught to Kids
Fitchburg MA Community Health Connections is tackling the city’s childhood obesity problem by inspiring staff members to adopt the healthy eating and exercise habits they teach to their patients.

NICHQ to Help NEQCA Improve Pediatric Care
The New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA), a network of physicians affiliated with Tufts Medical Center, has engaged NICHQ to help it enhance health care access for children across its network and expand its pediatric presence in Massachusetts. 

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.

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