SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLKIT | Rare Disease Day 2022

This Rare Disease Day, use your organizational and personal social media to advocate for equity for those born with rare diseases. NICHQ's developed an online social media toolkit with ready-to-use graphics, images, and sample posts sharing key statistics and facts that illustrate the impact rare diseases have on more than 25 million American families and resources for public health professionals, providers, caregivers, advocates, patients, and families.


SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLKIT | Black History Month 2022

The official theme for 2022 focuses on the importance of Black Health and Wellness and acknowledges the legacy of Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, as well as other health and wellness workers, such as birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, and herbalists. Share these ready-to-use social media graphics and posts to continue the conversation about our nation’s history and its impact on modern-day health outcomes in the Black community.


National Immunization Awareness Toolkit

Health professionals and advocates can share these ready-to-use social media graphics and posts to continue the conversation about the importance of immunizations and staying up to date on routine vaccines. 


Breastfeeding Awareness Month 2021 Toolkit

Health professionals and advocates can share these ready-to-use graphics and posts to continue the conversation about the importance of breastfeeding on social media and encourage people to support breastfeeding mothers and birthing people. 


National Breastfeeding Month Social Media Toolkit

In recognition of National Breastfeeding Month, we’ve put together a collection of social media posts and graphics that can be used to raise awareness about the importance and benefits of breast milk, as well as empower and support all mothers to achieve their breastfeeding goals. Download the toolkit to use on your own social channels and make sure to tag @NICHQ so we can like and share your post. 


Interactive E-Handout for Safe Sleep Conversations

This interactive E-handout helps families learn about safe sleep practices. Health professionals can sit with families and click through the pages where they’ll find different sleep scenes and environments. A series of prompts and pop-ups show what is and is not safe and inspire learning conversations. Families can also access the handout at home and use it to teach their friends and families about safe sleep.


Opportunities for Medicaid to Transform Pediatric Care for Young Children to Promote Health, Development, and Health Equity

Covering one half of young children birth to five, Medicaid (and Medicaid-CHIP programs) plays a critical role in improving young children’s health and developmental outcomes and assisting the families who support their healthy development. This document provides a common framework and specific opportunities for states and their partners working to improve Medicaid for young children.


Implicit Bias Resource Guide

Recognizing and addressing biases is a critical step towards eliminating health disparities and achieving health equity. In this brief, you’ll find three resources to support your work to address your own implicit biases: seven steps we can all take to minimize implicit bias; A Q&A with health experts about how to recognize and address implicit bias; and a selection of stories shared with NICHQ about the many ways bias has affected individuals.


Maternal Depression: First Steps

This issue brief will help mothers, families and family advocates understand the signs of maternal depression, the interdependence between caregiver-child health and well-being, and provides guidance on how mothers can connect with their pediatricians to get the help they need to heal.