NICHQ Featured in Huffington Post's 'The Next 10' Campaign
NICHQ is one of 60 organizations The Huffington Post has chosen to promote in its “The Next 10” awareness building and fundraising campaign that runs throughout May.
In celebration of the media giant’s 10-year anniversary, the campaign shines a light on 10 causes for which The Huffington Post believes meaningful strides can be made in the 10 years to come—and highlights organizations it believes can make a difference on these issues.
NICHQ was chosen as an organization that is “providing meaningful and innovative solutions” to the cause of “reducing maternal and infant mortality by investing in health infrastructure”—one of the 10 causes selected as a focus for the campaign. The 10 causes are:
- Reducing maternal and infant mortality by investing in health infrastructure
- Solving the global environment crisis
- Ensuring free speech and safety for journalists
- Making healthy food affordable and accessible
- Rethinking homelessness and how to solve it
- Rethinking drug policy and treatment
- Empowering women to end poverty
- Protecting the rights of LGBT individuals around the world
- Bringing meditation and mindfulness to the masses
- Making pet adoption the standard and mutts the coolest breed
“These organizations tackling important problems are the heart of our campaign, 'The Next 10,' aimed at highlighting causes that will shape the next decade. Our hope is this will be an opportunity to not only raise money for these important issues, but also to increase awareness about the important work being done on the ground to serve communities that truly need strong advocates,” reads a Huffington Postannouncement about the campaign.
“We are thrilled to be selected to participate in this campaign and that our work on improving infant mortality rates is getting noticed,” says NICHQ’s Acting CEO Scott O’Gorman. “This is a wonderful opportunity to create awareness for all that we do.”
To donate to NICHQ via The Next 10 Campaign, visit: https://www.crowdrise.com/nichq
NICHQ and the National Healthy Start Association Partner to Provide Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Assistance to Healthy Start Grant Recipients
The National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) and the National Healthy Start Association (NHSA) are proud to announce that they have been selected by the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau to lead the Supporting Healthy Start Performance Project.
NICHQ Announces Exploration of Preterm Birth Rates
NICHQ is honored to announce a new initiative, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, that seeks to better understand how state-level systems change may help lower preterm birth rates.
NICHQ Selected to Manage Content for National Newborn Screening Website
NICHQ is proud to announce that it has been selected by the Health Resources and Services Administration to manage all content for a new comprehensive web-based clearinghouse.
NICHQ Chosen to Lead National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep Improvement and Innovation Network
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau has chosen NICHQ to lead a national initiative aimed at making infant safe sleep and breastfeeding the national norm. The five-year National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep Improvement and Innovation Network (NAPPSS-IIN) engages champions within the systems that intersect with infant caregivers and families at risk to disseminate infant safe sleep and breastfeeding messages.
Infant Mortality Rate Drops 15%
As the leader of a multi-year, national initiative to reduce infant mortality rates and disparities across populations, NICHQ is heartened by the announcement March 21 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that U.S. infant mortality rates have decreased 15 percent from 2005 to 2014. The report also shows the U.S. infant mortality rate reached new lows for almost all populations.
Infant Mortality Awareness Month Sheds Light on Growing National Healthcare Crisis
NICHQ today announced the launch of its annual campaign to combat infant mortality in conjunction with Infant Mortality Awareness Month. Throughout the month of September, NICHQ will continue its efforts to bring awareness to the shockingly high infant mortality rate in the United States while helping empower women to prepare for healthy pregnancies that result in healthy children.