We make change happen
We don’t just talk about making change, we make it happen. We bring multidisciplinary teams to the table and build strategies to tackle children’s health issues in a whole new way.
Our promise for catalyzing change
Innovation happens when smart, passionate people approach difficult problems with fresh ideas, leading technology and a nimble but proven process to catalyze change. This is NICHQ. We pour our energy and expertise into delivering faster, better solutions to help children and families live healthier lives. We promise our partners that we will always push the boundaries on what can be done, get buy-in from participants all along the way, and have the data to prove real change is happening.
Start Producing Better Sickle Cell Disease Outcomes in Your Community Today
Explore strategies and examples from communities working to improve care for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). All results are taken from NICHQ’s recently released congressional report from the Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program (SCDTDP), a national effort that sought to improve the lives of those living SCD.
Building a Culture of Collaboration Within Multilevel Systems
Because children’s health is influenced by a great many factors, simultaneously engaging systems at the community, city, state and government level is essential for significant change. All too often we discover that two state agencies can be closely aligned on their goal, but working independently to reach it. When we work collaboratively instead, we’re able to pool, leverage and reinforce our resources for a common aim. A new e-course, NICHQ’s Essentials of Collaboration, provides strategies for healthy collaboration.
Scott Berns Shares Healthcare Improvement Strategies at HUBweek
NICHQ President and CEO Scott Berns, MD, MPH, FAAP, joined fellow healthcare innovators at HUBweek, Boston’s festival for the future. Here are some highlights from Berns' keynote speech sharing NICHQ’s unique approach to bridging silos in the healthcare community to create pathways for collaboration and innovation.
Using Variation to Understand Improvement and Inform Action
Using data to understand system-level change is critical for quality improvement (QI) projects. Data, viewed in a sequence, like time or a series of events, helps us understand if changes we make to a system or process bring about improvement. Looking at data this way prevents us from seeing trends where they do not yet exist, or overreacting to any single data point.
Case Studies Show Improved Birth Outcomes and Cost Savings
A 50-state environmental scan of strategies to improve women’s access to high quality preventive and perinatal care—released earlier this year in coordination with the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)—mapped state Medicaid efforts to improve birth outcomes. Three new case studies focus on innovative initiatives providing healthcare cost savings.
Scan of Early Childhood Developmental Screening Strategies Reveal Varied Approach
A new issue brief from NICHQ and the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) provides insight into the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant developmental screening activities across the country.