Education and Trainings


Support your professional development with NICHQ's array of on-demand and live trainings.

Learning with us means leveraging field-tested best practices and a one-of-a-kind, continuously expanding network of experts and faculty members. Educational options abound for those interested in gaining improvement knowledge, developing new skills, or learning how to apply evidence-based strategies to topics such as addressing obesity prevention. Our lessons include free videos and interactive strategy guides as well as self-paced training programs and live webinar courses.

Live Courses and Webinars are listed in our events section. Recordings of recent courses and webinars are available in our events archive.


Quality Improvement 101: The Fundamentals of Real Change
Quality improvement (QI) is at the heart of how NICHQ drives real change within children's and population health. In each initiative, this methodology helps participants reach specific goals, while also developing cultures of continuous improvement and innovation. Get Started >> External Link

CAN DO Playbook
An interactive guide that teaches how to apply evidence-based strategies to address obesity prevention in communities by engaging primary care, public health and community leaders. Get Started >> External Link

Obesity Prevention Advocacy Training
This course is an interactive advocacy training program that teaches healthcare professionals how to advocate for obesity prevention policies for children in their communities. Get Started >>

Strategies for Engaging Partners
In this video series, leadership expert Gwen Webber-McLeod, president and CEO of Gwen Inc., offers her advice on tips for effectively engaging extended partners. Watch now>> External Link

Strategies for Leading Effectively
In this video series, leadership expert Gwen Webber-McLeod, president and CEO of Gwen Inc., offers her advice on the leadership skills needed to effectively tackle any project. Watch now>> External Link

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Customize A Training

Do you have a training need? NICHQ is the solution. Below are examples of training and coaching programs we offer. Our team of experts can tailor a training to your clinical topic of interest, knowledge level of your team, schedule and budget. Contact us at to learn more.

Jump Start trainings
Two day in-person course
Jump Start training is an entry level course for leaders seeking to improve quality, eliminate errors, reduce costs, and improve organizational performance. The Jump Start training courses support the clinical topic areas selected by the teams with tailored examples to help them achieve their desired outcomes. Our objective for the program is that each team of attendees will leave with a roadmap for their specific quality improvement project.

QI Coaching
Yearlong virtual teaching and assistance
QI Coaching is an opportunity for a quality improvement team to have expert support and guidance through a yearlong virtual engagement. Team will experience a variety of one hour webinars throughout the year and have access to one hour of technical assistance per month with a QI expert. Through the educational webinars participants will learn how to (1) design and execute improvement projects; (2) understand how to shape a project to increase the probability of success; (3) establish and apply measures to analyze project success; and (4) apply QI methods to their work.