Achieving better health outcomes for children

“We are a team of passionate and highly responsive experts and advisors who are wholly committed to pushing the boundaries on what is possible in order to make real and rapid change happen.”

Scott Berns, MD, MPH, FAAP
NICHQ President and CEO

Deep flaws in the systems responsible for children’s health perpetuate suffering for our nation’s children and their families. Among developed countries, the United States consistently remains among the worst performing on common indicators of well-being. While committed professionals and organizations nationwide work diligently for improvement, unfortunately, disparate efforts, poorly defined or misaligned initiatives, and social determinants affecting health make improvement a highly complex and challenging endeavor. This is where NICHQ’s expertise comes in.

We are a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to driving dramatic and sustainable improvements in the complex issues facing children’s health. We are committed to building and managing effective change strategies that align partners and engage stakeholders to achieve better outcomes for children and their families. Every day, with the help of a network of exceptional and dedicated partners, we move closer to our vision of a world in which every child achieves optimal health.

Our strategic focus

NICHQ's 2020 strategic plan is an evolution in the direction NICHQ is taking to meet its mission and vision. The organization has always focused its impact in the healthcare arena. Now, we are expanding our impact to the population health level and the many touch points that support healthy children. This includes a focus on health equity and the significant needs and opportunities in addressing social determinants of health.
MISSION | Driving change to improve children's health
VISION | Every child achieves optimal health
Uphold high-quality, data-driven program delivery that improves children's health outcomes
Develop new methods and tools that translate NICHQ’s unique approach to population health
Address social determinants of health and their impact on health equity through our programs
Align organizations and stakeholders responsible for children’s health to address multifaceted systems problems using evidence-based quality improvement processes


We pursue shared goals with integrity and passion

We are bold, innovative thinkers and doers

We build strong and enduring relationships

We are exceptional listeners and nimble