Subject: Many Hands Make Improvement Possible

The most effective improvement efforts bring together the voices and talents of diverse stakeholders. This month, we’re highlighting tips and tools to help you build and engage an all-star quality improvement team. Keep reading to find out more. 
Parents are Super Partners
Parents are the number one advocates for their children. Giving them a voice at the table means giving a voice to those most affected by the systems we seek to improve. In this short article, find out how to identify the ideal parent partners and capitalize on their knowledge and energy.  
Pediatric practices are sites that can spark immediate change in children’s health. Practices can use NICHQ’s Care Team Role Builder to: 
  • Assign key improvement activities to the right care team member
  • Choose the most appropriate way to communicate results and next-steps to patients 
  • Build a schedule that designates the time needed for each task and activity
Click in to create a personalized guide for your practice. 
Empowering stakeholders to work together can revolutionize your change initiative. Encourage collaboration by establishing shared aims; developing a cohesive, team-approved process; and leveraging digital tools that support virtual communication. Keep reading for other collaboration tips. 
Or, explore our Collaboratory as a tool to engage and support virtual teammates.
Partner With Us
Are you interested in improving children’s health in a population, state or healthcare setting? Contact to NICHQ to discuss:
  • Opportunities to identify partners and strategies to get partner buy-in
  • Tools used to track data and enhance collaboration 
  • Training on consistent messaging and counseling 
From supporting individual organizations to national programs, NICHQ’s vast change management experience helps us customize the best solution for you.
Looking for more tools to support your work? Visit the Resources section of our website and search by topic. 
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