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Messages from NICHQ Leaders

NICHQ's leaders are special people.  This diverse group of talented individuals is the driving force behind NICHQ's success.  We invite you to read their interesting and inspiring commentaries on issues related to improving children's healthcare.

As of February 2014, NICHQ's leadership messages can now be found on NICHQ's blog, The Improvement Quotient. Now in addition to reading these messages, you can comment and join a conversation about them. We welcome your thoughts.

New Year, Renewed Focus
Charlie Homer, MD, MPH, President and CEO
January 2014

DIY Quality Improvement
Karen Sautter Errichetti, MPH, DrPH(candidate), Director of Digital Services and Technology
December 2013

Like Halloween Every Day
Rachel Sachs Steele, MEd, COO and Vice President of Business Development
November 2013

Improvement: A Philosophy to Live By
Meghan Johnson, MSc, Senior Project Manager
October 2013

Innovations in Sickle Cell Healthcare Can Improve Care for Everyone
Kate Vaughan, MSW, Associate Project Director and WISCH Project Leader
September 2013

When Did Breastfeeding Become a Choice?
Jennifer Ustianov, RN, BSN, IBCLC, Project Director and Perinatal Content Lead
August 2013

Removing the Burden of Care Coordination
Cindy Hutter, MBA, Senior Manager of Communications
July 2013

The Black Diamond of Improvement Projects
Cindy Hannon, MSW, Associate Project Director
June 2013

My Road to Medical School
Hillary Anderson, MPH, Project Manager II
May 2013

New Models of Care for Autism
Daniel Coury, MD, Medical Director of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network; Charlie Homer, MD, MPH, President and CEO of NICHQ; and James Perrin, MD, President-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Director of the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health
April 2013

How My Life Course Led Me to Focus on Breastfeeding
Elaine Fitzgerald, DrPH, MIA, CLC, Associate Project Director and Perinatal Operational Lead
March 2013

Rerouting Rivers: To Health Equity…and Beyond
Tamar Kaim, Development Officer
February 2013

Beyond Bullying
Tom Dahlborg, Vice President for Strategy and Project Director
January 2013

Following-Up on the Promise of Newborn Screening
Patricia Finnerty, MS, Senior Project Manager and CYSHCN Operational Lead
December 2012

Now What?
Charlie Homer, MD, MPH, President and CEO
November 2012

Got Data?
Karen Sautter Errichetti, MPH, Associate Director of Applied Research & Evaluation
October 2012

Why Sickle Cell Awareness Month Is Important to Me
Charlie Homer, MD, MPH, President and CEO
September 2012

Great Momentum Marks National Breastfeeding Month
Karthi Streb, MPH, Director of Programs
August 2012

On the Road with PDSA
Lexi Abel, MPH, Project Manager
July 2012

Necessity Is the Mother of Innovation
Kate Vaughan, MSW, Associate Project Director
June 2012

Marianne, What Are You Doing Out Here?
Marianne McPherson, PhD, MS, Director of Applied Research and Evaluation
May 2012

My Daughter's Best Fed Beginnings
Karthi Streb, MPH, Associate Project Director
April 2012

What I Learned about Physician Autonomy at the ATM Machine
Shikha Anand, MD, MPH, Director of Strategic Alliances and Initiatives & Obesity Program Director
March 2012

An Improvement Wake-Up Call
Jonathan Small, Senior Director of Communications
February 2012

Improvement Gets Personal: Parent Involvement
Meghan A. Guinnee, PhD, Project Director
January 2012

The Relationship and Patient-Centered Care
Tom Dahlborg, Vice President for Strategy and Project Director
December 2011

Being a Yardstick of Quality for Sickle Cell Care in the US
Suzette Oyeku, MD, MPH, Project Director, Working to Improve Sickle Cell Healthcare
November 2011

Autism (Work) on the Rise
Charlie Homer, MD, MPH, President and CEO
October 2011

From Awareness to Action in Childhood Obesity
Priya Nair Heatherley, MHA, Associate Project Director
September 2011

Systems Thinking in a World of Quality Improvement
Rachel Sachs Steele, MEd, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Project Director
June 2011

Our National Quality Strategy
Charlie Homer, MD, MPH, President and CEO
May 2011

Managing the White Space: Quality Improvement at a New Level of Innovation and Partnership
Charlie Homer, MD, MPH, President and CEO
April 2011

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