Innovation: Invest in the Future

Innovation: Invest in the Future

Prepare for the next generation of pediatric health care workers with inclusive, data-informed strategies.

Children’s hospitals and health systems have developed effective approaches to bolster their workforce and enhance their staffing strategies, such as leveraging data to ensure proper patient load, meet each generation’s needs, and foster greater diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Find a collection of these strategies below. If your hospital has a program making an impact, we want to hear from you.

About Children's Hospital Association

Children’s Hospital Association is the national voice of more than 200 children’s hospitals, advancing child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of care.


Building a Culture of Innovation

Open-invite committees and competitions leverage innovative ideas from staff.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Pediatric Health Care

Learn how artificial intelligence (AI) will impact the pediatric workforce and patient care — and how you can prepare.

Health Care Robots: Staffing Strategy of the Future

Health care robots relieve hospital workers of simple duties, freeing them to focus on higher-level tasks.

Data Insights

Bringing People and Data Together

Learn how Children's Hospital Association's data tools can provide new insights into your organization.

Workforce Optimization Using PROSPECT Data

Seattle Children’s equips leaders to be good financial stewards to reduce costs.

When to Use Incentive Pay

Children’s Mercy Kansas City determines incentive pay using a data tool developed for children’s hospitals.

A Data-driven Approach to Workforce Challenges

Human resources and data analytics teams from Children’s Hospital Colorado partnered to create an analytics toolkit that addresses retention, recruitment and more.

The Changing Landscape of Data for Children's Hospitals

A children’s hospital leader shares tips for creating a data-driven culture.

Improve Hospital Staffing Models

PROSPECT helps children’s hospitals develop appropriate staffing standards, reduce costs and maintain viability in the market.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Growing Diverse Leaders From Within

A career development program helps front-line employees grow their careers and become leaders in the hospital.

Addressing Racism Across an Organization

Seattle Children’s is using a three-phased approach to promote racial equity.

Addressing Social Determinants for Employees

A children’s hospital commits resources to support and empower employees affected by social determinants of health.

An Effective Way to Assess DEI at Children’s Hospitals

How one children’s hospital uses its safety reporting system to track respect and dignity incidents.

A Creative Way to Make Time for DEI Training

This approach enhances current medical training programs with emphasis on DEI and social determinants of health.

Expanding Equity Through Employee Benefit Plans

Whether it’s on the frontlines of care, within quality improvement or employee benefit plans, DEI requires an extensive approach.

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Solutions for a Sustainable Workforce

Learn how children's hospitals and health systems are addressing workforce challenges through innovative initiatives and sustainable strategies.

April 23, 2024


Learn innovative approaches to recruit and bolster the pediatric workforce now and into the future.

April 23, 2024


Support your staff and engage employees to improve retention and reduce burnout.

April 23, 2024