Every Child Achieves Optimal Health
At the heart of what motivates us is the belief that children and families deserve better systems and supports so that every child achieves their optimal health. Because of this belief, addressing social determinants of health, eliminating health disparities, and achieving equity are central to our mission. We believe that by creating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, we will similarly foster greater strength and resilience within and beyond the organization.
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Quality Improvement Projects
NICHQ’s project expertise spans decades as well as disciplines. We have long been committed to the complex issues facing children’s health. Here are some of our current projects and links to associated resources and insight blogs.
NICHQ works to enhance the coordination and communication of perinatal quality collaboratives across the nation, with the ultimate goal of improving health outcomes for mothers and newborns.
NICHQ leads a national effort to align medical professionals, parents and stakeholders to make safe infant sleep and breastfeeding the national norm.
NICHQ has three current initiatives focused on different aspects of early childhood systems to mobilize diverse sectors—including families, communities and policymakers—to transform early childhood systems.
NICHQ, along with the National Healthy Start Association (NHSA), is designing and delivering exceptional capacity building training and performance support to 101+ Healthy Start programs in 34 states, Puerto Rico and Washington D.C..
NICHQ works with five regional teams from across the country to improve coordination and service delivery for individuals living with sickle cell disease, enhance access to services, and improve and expand patient and provider education.