Why Improving the Lives of Moms and Babies calls for #BlanketChange
NICHQ joins more than 100 organizations and the March of Dimes in calling for drastic #BlanketChange to keep more mothers and babies alive.
Supporting the Whole Family: Fathers in Infant Health Outcomes
Cam, a father in Massachusetts, wants to lift the message that supporting the whole family is essential to child development. After becoming a father at 16, Cam connected to some community-based resources but says that more targeted efforts should be made available to fathers. Here, he shares a story that raises issues about fathers’ barriers to support and resources — and the impact of their engagement on child health outcomes.
Coordinated Systems Are Key to Addressing Rising Preterm Birth Rates
Sovannah, a mother of three in Kansas, is an advocate for systems-level change. During her third pregnancy, she connected with a network of supports that she says completely changed her family’s experience. Here, she shares her story that sheds light on the powerful potential of coordinated systems — for reducing preterm births and for strengthening families.
NICHQ Employee Spotlight: Maddy Schwartz
Each month, we’re shining a spotlight on a NICHQ employee. Here, Project Specialist Maddy Schwartz shares her pride for NICHQ's commitment to making each project and initiative more anti-racist and equitable.
The Great READ: Reading, Exchange and Dialogue
At the beginning of the year, NICHQ’s staff came together to share the books that have most impacted their understanding of equity and what’s needed to achieve it. Below, we share their top picks with hope that this list will support our readers on their equity journeys.