We get results. Period.
NICHQ creates transformative change in children’s health quality. From our continued efforts, more children have better access to care, better coordinated services across systems and sectors—schools, community-based organizations, primary care—and better designed solutions by involving families in the change process. Here are just some of the ways we’ve made an impact.
5 percent decrease in national infant mortality rates
Nearly 11,000 more children with sickle cell disease have access to quality care
20,000 more children are receiving comprehensive wellness assessments each year in Massachusetts
95% of children confirmed with hearing loss are referred for early intervention
218,000 more breastfed infants nationwide
74 Texas hospitals practicing better breastfeeding habits
What People Say
For me, NICHQ is uniquely positioned to support complex, system-based efforts to improve child health and healthcare, locally and on a national scale. NICHQ helped my teams succeed by supporting collaboration, information management, and continuous learning. With NICHQ's help, the whole of our work was much greater than the sum of each of our individual efforts!
NICHQ’s role in coordinating these grantees working on improving sickle cell care and making an agenda that at least tries to push for improved care for all of these patients is very important. The role has been not been very well-served and NICHQ, in my mind, has the experience and staff expertise to bring to sickle cell disease the sort of rigor in methods development and analysis of outcomes to move the bar of caring for people with sickle cell disease several notches up.
In over 21 years of caring for my son with complex congenital heart defects plus my 20 years working in healthcare quality improvement and my 6 plus years as a patient advocate, I've never known anyone to embrace closing the gaps between patients and healthcare institutions or doctors, as much as the people from NICHQ.
Once I became accustomed to the QI process it opened my eyes to the possibilities for how we can grow our work moving forward. Working with NICHQ I learned that sometimes you need to take a step back and think small in order to have a big impact.
I have been impressed to see the policy changes across our state take hold, moving toward a new care standard and I am optimistic about the changes which are continuing throughout our state.