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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August 15-21 is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Week, and August is National Breastfeeding Month — a month dedicated to advancing advocacy, protection, and promotion of breastfeeding to ensure that all families have the opportunity to breastfeed.
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 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, 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.