We’re Glass-Half-Full Kind of People
Sharing Our Inspiration
With 20 years behind us and much more to accomplish ahead, we’re taking stock of who we are and affirming our mission to help all children achieve their optimal health. Watch our new video and learn what drives us to improve outcomes for all children, now and in the decades to come.
A Round of Applause for our People
Our achievements aren’t possible without the time, expertise, and unparalleled dedication of our passionate employees. In recognition of 20 years of work fueled by incredible people, we’re shining a spotlight on a NICHQ employee every month—asking them to share their memories, advice, and goals. We’re kicking things off with the person who has worked with NICHQ the longest: Executive Project Director Pat Heinrich, RN, MSN, CLE. Get her insights and opinions here.
Can We Get a Show of Hands?
Over the years, we’ve provided multiple trainings and resources to support your work, from our quality improvement courses (101 and 102), to our safe sleep video quiz, to our course on collaboration. We’re committed to continuing to give you the tools to empower you as champions for children’s health. That’s why we’re asking you for feedback. Take this brief survey and tell us what kind of NEW training, tool, or resource NICHQ could develop to best support the work you have ahead.
Make an Impact for Children, Right Now
Give a Gift that Supports Initiatives that Touch Millions of Children’s Lives
In honor of our 20th Anniversary, we’re raising $200,000 to support our work to improve health outcomes for children across the country. Thanks to our generous supporters, we are nearly 75 percent of the way there! Give a gift and help us reach our goal. Every dollar raised benefits the health and well-being the children.
What Our Supporters Are Saying
NICHQ’s work is inspirational to me for its dedication to the health and overall well-being of children—the future of our society who too often do not get the attention they need. I also appreciate NICHQ’s outward focus, using all of its resources and efforts to help others get better and accomplish more for children.
I believe deeply in NICHQ's mission and its work... it is very much my life's work. I am especially thrilled to see how NICHQ is now explicitly addressing the issue of equity—something that was long implicit in our work but now is front and center. I am excited about the focus on early childhood, including NICHQ's emphasis on social and emotional learning and the importance of supporting families and communities. I particularly appreciate how NICHQ is addressing these critically important topics while staying true to some of the core methods that have proven so effective.
Achieving better health outcomes for children is a noble cause and I am inspired by NICHQ’s passionate pursuit of it. NICHQ’s unparalleled ability to convene thought leaders in healthcare, public health, and communities to improve the quality of children’s health continues to impress me. To be a very small part of an organization that does such meaningful work for children’s health is something I am grateful for.
For 20 years I have been privileged to work with NICHQ—first as a partner and later as a Board member. I have been inspired by the commitment, knowledge and passion of the NICHQ team to improving the health of all children
I am committed to NICHQ because it is the only organization solely focused on improving the quality of care and health outcomes for children nationally. As a practicing pediatrician, former health policy leader, and CEO of Blue Cross NC, I know how important the organization and its mission is for children.
Improving population health and health equity is at the forefront of our mission; it’s in our DNA. That same mission is at the heart of NICHQ’s work, driving our common goal to improve programs and policies that support the health of all children. In doing so, we can help more children embark on the wonderful future they all deserve.
20 years ago, a few visionary pediatricians set out to improve the health and care of children across the US. They came to visit us at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and shared their passion for designing new ways to care for children. They had a vision that collaborating across institutions and practices could accelerate the pace of improvement. And they cared deeply about improving health as well as providing better care. We invited them to join us at IHI and shared our lessons, and watched with joy and awe as they made their vision come true across the U.S. They built the will to transform, shared ideas openly and taught the skills of improvement that leads to better health.
I am proud to serve on the Board of NICHQ and am moved by the dedication of NICHQ to improve children’s health and impressed by the results the organization has made, whether it’s increasing breast feeding rates or safe sleep or improving sickle cell disease outcomes. Hats off to all!