Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

  • Center for Child Health Improvement and Innovation

    The University of Iowa Center for Child Health Improvement and Innovation (UI CCHII) provides Iowa's children and families and their communities with the necessary knowledge, skill, and resources to achieve their optimal potential. As Iowa's only academic medical center, we are leading the design and evaluation of Iowa's evolving child health system.

    • Providing comprehensive specialty care for Iowa's children from birth to young adulthood
    • Performing groundbreaking research to help solve the mysteries of childhood diseases
    • Training healthcare professionals of the future
    • Promoting child advocacy
    • Improving child health through access, quality outcomes, innovative models of care, community partnerships and shared initiatives, evidence-based medicine

    UI CCHII's aim is to provide a coordinated network of resources and services centered on the child and family; and improve population outcomes for children by improving access to services, expanding the array of community-based services available on a local level, and working to increase collaboration among the systems.