NICQ Quality Improvement Collaboratives
VON offers members the opportunity to participate in multi-center quality improvement collaboratives. The NICQ collaborative allows for more
intensive program of virtual and in-person activities, while iNICQ our internet-based collaborative,
allows centers to participate with others through a series of web-based conferences.
Beginning in January 2014, NICQ Next: Innovations in Newborn Care will present a two-year hybrid
model for improvement, combining a series of virtual and in-person activities. All participants will attend virtual video visits to three Centers
of Innovation and will participate in five web sessions focused on improving quality and applying generalizable lessons from the Centers of
Building on the global concept of innovation, centers will select a homeroom or affinity group. The homerooms will be led by a skilled faculty
quintet including a QI facilitator, two content experts, a parent and an ONSITE leader. Homerooms will work virtually to apply lessons from the
virtual video visits toward very specific local improvement aims. Participants will also take part in an ONSITE immersion learning experience at a
designated center from within their homeroom. Additionally, up to four members from participating centers will receive complimentary registration
to attend the in-person Quality Symposium held in conjunction with the 2014 Quality Congress.
Learn more about prior NICQ Collaboratives
Learn about iNICQ, our internet-based collaborative