Drive Change with an Unstoppable Team
Engage Parents as
A Request for Questions
Change is most effective when it’s informed by family voices. They’re the most important players on your team. Do you want to learn how to better engage them across the early childhood system? Submit a question about engaging and educating families around early childhood development.
Next month, our early childhood experts will follow up with answers and resources informed by our partners who’ve successfully brought parent power players onto their teams.
Building a diverse team gives you the potential to influence state level policy, a critical lever for shifting health outcomes and improving health equity.
Last month, we published a live video from a panel presentation where ECCS CoIIN states and communities shared the strategies they’ve used to impact policy changes. View it and other early childhood resources here.
Let's Work Together
Are you interested in using these change ideas to improve children’s health in a population, state or healthcare setting? Contact NICHQ to discuss our services that support:
- Strategies for identifying partners and getting buy-in
- Tools used to track data and enhance collaboration
- Training on methods to support a culture of improvement
From supporting individual organizations to national programs, NICHQ’s vast change management experience helps us customize the best solution for you.
What People Are Saying
I'm passionate about early identification and connection to services and supports for children and families because we know acting early makes a difference. When I learned that the ECCS CoIIN leverages collaboration, innovation and quality improvement methods to improve early childhood systems, I was thrilled to get involved. There is a great focus on parent engagement too, so I was really happy to join the team and be a part of this great work.
NICHQ has really supported our work by formalizing a process to do PDSA cycles, report and track how our progress is doing. As a data person, CoLab has been really instrumental in terms of gathering the data and tracking it over time.
I am so impressed by the processes that the NICHQ staff use so well to enable teams in many different locations to learn and share, to practice QI processes, to support and inspire each other. NICHQ helps busy people find time to do important and difficult work that improves clinical practice, and to sustain the changes they themselves developed. I’m lucky to have been connected to NICHQ!
For me, NICHQ is uniquely positioned to support complex, system-based efforts to improve child health and healthcare, locally and on a national scale. NICHQ helped my teams succeed by supporting collaboration, information management, and continuous learning. With NICHQ's help, the whole of our work was much greater than the sum of each of our individual efforts!
It has been an honor to work with NICHQ as a Parent Faculty member. I admire how NICHQ continues to center their work around the people directly impacted by it: families and children. They actively work to include these voices throughout project implementation, ensuring that policies remain grounded in patient experiences and feedback. The expertise and professionalism of NICHQ staff has meant that I always feel supported, and confident that all stake holders are included in the process.