Scott Berns Shares Healthcare Improvement Strategies at HUBweek
NICHQ has spent the past two decades advancing children’s health. We are leaders not because we follow the same routines, but because we seek innovation. At NICHQ, we do things differently.
NICHQ President and CEO Scott Berns, MD, MPH, FAAP, joined fellow healthcare innovators at HUBweek, Boston’s festival for the future. As a keynote speaker for the Healthcare Redesign Collaborative, Berns shared NICHQ’s unique approach to bridging silos in the healthcare community to create pathways for collaboration and innovation.
Didn't make it to the event? Here are some highlights from Bern’s keynote discussing some essentials for systems change.
As President and CEO of NICHQ, Berns provides strategic direction and leadership of a growing portfolio of initiatives aimed at driving change to improve children’s health. He serves as principal investigator on three NICHQ-led multi-million dollar federal projects: the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network, the National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep Improvement and Innovation Network and the Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program. Berns is a nationally recognized expert in quality improvement science in maternal and child health and has published extensively. Read his full bio.
A Grandfather’s Passion to Transform Early Childhood Systems
David Armstrong's grandson was born into a neighborhood where drug use was common, and poverty and gang violence were pervasive. He was born into a home where his parents struggled with substance abuse and where their fighting sometimes ended in domestic violence. He is one of too many children born into circumstances that illustrate why families need better supports and better systems. Here, Armstrong shares their story.
An African-American Fraternity Alliance is Changing Infant Health Outcomes
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The Opioid Epidemic and Maternal Health: Three Opportunities for Change
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Keeping Families Together Improves Children’s Health Outcomes, from Borders to Communities
Thousands of children were recently separated from their families on the Texas border. Too many children have undergone the trauma of preventable family separation, which cannot be undone. NICHQ's new Chief Health Officer, Elizabeth Coté, MD, MPA, has witnessed the devastating effects of caregiver-child separation in communities across the country and across the world. In this article, she speaks up about the harm of that separation and urges us to remain vigilant about keeping families together.
Case Study: Engagement of Title V, Healthy Start and Families to Increase New Mother Wellness in NJ
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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.