For nearly 20 years, NICHQ (pronounced 'nitch-cue') has been guided by a profound passion for every child to achieve optimal health. We’ve made it our sole mission to drive dramatic and sustainable changes in the complex health issues facing children and their families. You could say we embody change. We know how to create pathways and partnerships, get real traction on tough issues, and bring the right people and capabilities together to transform systems for better health outcomes. As a bold organization of innovative thinkers and doers, we are particularly proud to have earned a reputation as a national leader for improving the health and well-being of children and their families.
Meeting our mission requires partners. We work with states, communities, public health agencies, hospitals and families to improve children’s health. By creating partnerships, encouraging collaboration and providing data-driven technical assistance, NICHQ supports the different stakeholders who, together, impact the systems underlying children’s health.
We challenge conventional thinking while never losing sight of practical solutions. We are hands on all the way. By bringing the best methods and tools for change and combining them with a high-touch collaborative approach for learning, teaching and adoption, we make the impossible possible. At the core of our success is extraordinary teamwork and a keen ability to genuinely listen to enable individuals and organizations to work for continuous improvement.