We make change happen
We don’t just talk about making change, we make it happen. We bring multidisciplinary teams to the table and build strategies to tackle children’s health issues in a whole new way.
Our promise for catalyzing change
Innovation happens when smart, passionate people approach difficult problems with fresh ideas, leading technology and a nimble but proven process to catalyze change. This is NICHQ. We pour our energy and expertise into delivering faster, better solutions to help children and families live healthier lives. We promise our partners that we will always push the boundaries on what can be done, get buy-in from participants all along the way, and have the data to prove real change is happening.
Taking A Two-Generation Approach to Children’s Health
From infancy, children rely on their parents to learn about and cultivate the habits and skills that will ensure their health. So when a parent struggles, children’s health may suffer. In this interview with NICHQ CEO Scott D. Berns, we discuss why the two-generation approach is essential for children’s health, and how we can use it to drive systems-level change.
Go Ahead, Call Him Four Eyes
"I certainly didn’t know my now 18-month old son needed glasses," shares NICHQ's Director of Marketing and Digital Strategy. Read more about their experience and what NICHQ is doing to have an impact on the children's vision screening system.
Mastering the Planning Stage of PDSAs
If you’ve completed PDSA cycles but are having difficulty identifying changes that lead to improvement, it’s time to take a step back and review your PDSA process, starting with the “P.” The planning stage sets the foundation of your PDSA cycle, which means mastering it is essential. Click in for tips on improving each element of your planning stage.
Ignoring Safe Sleep Progress Risks Increasing Safe Sleep Deaths
A recent American Academy of Pediatrics article concluded that, due to national SUID rates stagnation, states needed to re-examine their efforts to improve safe-sleep practices. We couldn’t agree more that these statistics invite increased focus on sleep-related deaths. However, along with understanding where progress has stalled, there is much to learn from progress that has been made and take steps to leverage those successes.
From 50th in the Nation to a National Success. Delaware Improves Early Childhood Outcomes
Right now, more than 15 percent of children miss out on early developmental screenings and risk their future health. Find out what Delaware is doing to prioritize screenings and make sure Delaware children start school healthy and prepared.
NICHQ’s New Clinical Director of Early Childhood Initiatives Has a Plan for Improvement
As NICHQ’s new Clinical Director of Early Childhood Initiatives, Jill Sells, MD, FAAP, is invested in improving early childhood systems on a national scale. Keep reading to find out more about her goals and learn what gets her up in the morning ready to drive change in early childhood systems.