A Season of Possibility
Helping More Babies Reach Year One
All families deserve to celebrate decades of holidays together. Individualized and culturally relevant conversations about safe sleep and breastfeeding can help make that happen. This season, give the gift of better conversations by:
Building Better Supports for Families
For children to thrive, families need better supports and services, especially during the early years of life. Keeping families from falling through the cracks means bringing together stakeholders from across the early childhood spectrum, beginning even before birth. Find out why this goal is top of mind for NICHQ President and CEO, Scott D. Berns, MD, MPH, FAAP, in this article.
Breaking Cycles of Inequity
We’re committed to giving all children an equal chance to achieve their dreams. That’s why, over the past year, we’ve made a point to identify opportunities to close gaps in health outcomes. Whether we’re sharing strategies to address implicit bias, shining a light on structural racism or striving to keep families together, whenever possible, these are the stories that drive us to develop systems that help all families succeed. We hope they motivate you this holiday season.
Give the Gift of Improvement
In this season of giving, please take a moment to support NICHQ’s work to drive improvement in children’s health. We can make an even bigger impact if we have your support. Your donations help us:
- Explore and expand on new and innovative combinations of approaches and methods
- Scale and spread successful existing programs beyond their original scope
Big or small, every donation makes a difference and goes straight to supporting programs that make our mission a reality.
What People Are Saying
Our work to improve children’s vision and eye health in the U.S. has always centered on big ideas and massive systems shifts, thus we found the process of continuous quality improvement to be an exciting new way to tackle the challenges we face in our 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.
I feel like I am always learning when I am exposed to NICHQ. I am actually really going to miss it when this collaborative ends!
Working with NICHQ, I have been able to assist communities all over New York State with their breastfeeding care efforts. The NICHQ staff is experienced, organized and thorough, ensuring each interpersonal interaction is maximally engaging and productive. Because of the way change efforts are organized, I find myself learning new procedural and educational techniques, and even more about my own field! Thanks to NICHQ for including me on this interesting ride.
I was very hesitant about quality improvement in the beginning but NICHQ reformed me. I have been working within our region and our state with health partners for years, but we have made more progress working with NICHQ through your learning process and collaboration than with any other group.
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.