Healthy girl biking with mother

Mom, this Month's for You

Supporting children’s health means supporting mothers. The mothers who hold their children’s hands, protect their hearts and inspire their dreams. The mothers who go to any lengths to give their kids the best chance at a healthy life. At NICHQ, we strive to support moms at every stage of their journey. Keep reading to find out how.

Some Words
from NICHQ Moms

Our commitment to systems change is personal. We're moms (and dads and grandparents and caregivers!) who've seen firsthand the affect our health systems have on the children we love. Here, our NICHQ moms share why their experiences inspire their work.

Tell us your story
Tell us about a time you had to advocate for your child’s health. Email us and share your experience.

Pregnant mother with child

Beginning Before Birth

Even before they’ve met, moms are fighting for their children, trying to help their babies have the best start possible. Ready to help mom have a healthy and positive pregnancy? Here are two ideas. 

  1. Keep her stress free. Chronic stress can cause preterm births, the number one cause of infant deaths. In this article, you’ll find strategies for tackling two common triggers.
  2. Help her kick the habit. Smoking is a dangerous addiction for both moms and babies, resulting in stillbirths and birth defects. Find out how West Virginia helped moms overcome cultural norms of smoking and socio-economic challenges to keep their babies healthy.
working mother

For the Moms
Who Do It All

She cares for her family, balances jobs and a household, all while putting her children’s needs first. And for new moms trying to breastfeed, this happens on very little sleep. Here, we offer over 20 different articles with ideas to support breastfeeding mothers so that their babies can get the best start possible. Looking for more inspiration? Read this case study about a breastfeeding initiative that affected the lives of over 150,000 mothers and infants.  

Partner With Us

If your commitment to moms matches ours, consider helping us drive change in a population, state or healthcare setting. Contact to NICHQ to discuss:

  • Opportunities to identify partners and strategies to get partner buy-in
  • Tools used to track data and enhance collaboration 
  • Training on consistent messaging and counseling 

From supporting individual organizations to national programs, NICHQ’s vast change management experience helps us customize the best solution for you.