Early Childhood Caries Collaborative
The third phase of a national improvement initiative designed to foster the rapid spread of an alternative disease management model for early childhood caries (also known as cavities) care, focused on prevention and minimally invasive treatment.
August 2013 until June 2014
- Who: Up to 40 teams from across the United States.
- Funder: This project was funded by the DentaQuest Institute.
- Our Role: Led the project management of a Breakthrough Series learning collaborative that applied quality improvement methodology to disease management of early childhood caries and built the capacity of the DentaQuest team to run future collaboratives independently.
Quality Improvement Courses
Our Quality Improvement (QI) courses have helped thousands of people start their journeys in improvement science. These courses teach the fundamentals of quality improvement (QI); how to use this methodology to create effective, beneficial change; and give direction on how to test improvement ideas and increase their impact and effectiveness.
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Preparing Children with Special Healthcare Needs for Transition of Care
Transitioning from pediatric to adult care can be challenging for any young person, but those challenges are often amplified for children with special healthcare needs. Two young adults with complex medical conditions share their experience with transitioning from pediatric to adult care.
Enriching ECHO (Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes)
The overarching goal of the Enriching ECHO with High-risk Pregnancies and Children with Disabilities (Enriching ECHO) cohort is to advance disabilities inclusivity in ECHO research by enriching the ECHO cohort in children with disabilities and by leveraging existing data from ECHO participants with disabilities. Our scientific premise is that psychosocial environmental exposures (SDH, stress, social environment, discrimination) and modifiable personal factors (parenting style, social supports, mental health) impact the physical and emotional health of children with disabilities resulting in definable outcomes of function, well-being, and participation in community and family life. NICHQ facilitates and supports all data collection activities for Enriching ECHO and provide project management support.
NICHQ Employee Spotlight: Nathaniel Ray Pickett, Ph.D.
Each month, we’re shining a spotlight on a NICHQ employee, asking them to share their memories, advice, and goals. This month, NICHQ Web & Product Manager Nathanial Ray Pickett, Ph.D., shares his untraditional path to working in MCH, while highlighting his passion for equity, resisting oppression, and giving voice to the voiceless.
TRANSCRIPT | Connecting Infant and Maternal Health Outcomes – Prematurity Awareness Month
Our main story this episode highlights he links between maternal and infant health, and the impacts of preterm birth on health outcomes for mothers, birthing people, and babies. Hear from NICHQ VP of Equity and Innovation Dr. Stacy Scott, Ph.D. D, MPA, who shares some equity considerations regarding disparate rates of preterm birth, infant mortality, and maternal mortality. Dr. Zsakeba Henderson, MD, FACOG, NICHQ’s senior health advisor, also connects the impact of maternal health on infant health outcomes while shining a light on the U.S. maternal mortality crisis and current policy initiatives that can help reverse maternal mortality trends.
New York State Birth Equity Improvement Project
Assists birthing facilities in New York state in identifying how individual and systemic racism impacts birth outcomes at their organizations and taking action to improve both the experience of care and perinatal outcomes for Black birthing people in the communities they serve;