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.
9 Tips for Moving from One PDSA Cycle to the Next
After finishing your first PDSA cycle, you're ready to dive into the next phase of continuous improvement: your second, third and fourth PDSA cycle, or, as many cycles as needed to reach the final adoption stage. Here are nine rules to help you double check and develop your next round of predictions.
Closing the Breastfeeding Disparity Gap: Methods for Improvement
When compared to all other racial groups, Hispanic mothers are most likely to supplement breastmilk with formula within the first two days of life. One hospital on the Texas-Mexico border, serving a nearly 100 percent Hispanic population, has introduced a variety of interventions aimed at closing the breastfeeding disparity gap, specifically as it relates to exclusive breastfeeding.
Reduce Childhood Obesity with Healthy Weight Plans that Work
One in five school-aged children are now considered obese, which means that 20 percent of American children are at greater risk of chronic health conditions and social isolation. Developing a healthy weight plan that promotes healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle within the context of a child’s culture, community and family can make a difference. Here's five tactics for success.
Don’t Let These Common Collaboration Challenges Derail Your Change Effort
Collaboration can get complicated quickly but proactively acknowledging common challenges can help keep your collaboration effort on course. To help, we’ve compiled strategies for managing frequent pitfalls so that you can not only initiate, but maintain effective collaboration.
A Proactive Approach to Early Children’s Vision Screening
As part of the Improving Children’s Vision: Systems, Stakeholders & Support (ICV) initiative, NICHQ is helping three states to develop comprehensive, coordinated approaches to improving vision and eye health for children under age 5. Introducing a systems-level approach can best overcome geographic and economic obstacles, and navigate the various components of state and community health systems.
What Comes First? The Policy or the Change?
What happens if the process to introduce new policies impedes or delays the provision of higher quality, evidence-based care, such as new infant safety recommendations or a proposal for improved epilepsy diagnosis? In other words, what happens if policy becomes a barrier to change rather than a core driver?