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About NAHQ

shutterstock_190908008The National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) is a membership and certification organization comprised of more than 14,000 healthcare quality professionals working in all healthcare settings. NAHQ is the only organization to certify professionals in the field of healthcare quality with the CPHQ.

Our members and CPHQs positively impact patient care and play a critical role in the clinical outcomes and financial stability of their healthcare organizations through their role in continuous improvement initiatives; monitoring and analysis of processes and outcomes; integration of new evidence-based practices; and maintaining high quality standards.

NAHQ operates with the leadership of the NAHQ Board of Directors, more than 100 volunteers staffing teams and task forces, and full-time staff members. View NAHQ's full bylaws for more information.

Friends of NAHQ

NAHQ also benefits from the support of affiliates and partners.

More than 40 NAHQ state affiliates provide education and networking at the local level.

NAHQ also maintains ongoing partnerships with like-minded organizations, including

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)
American Health Information Managers Association (AHIMA)

American Hospital Association (AHA)

American Medical Association (AMA)
American Nurses Association (ANA)
American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)

American Society for Healthcare Risk Managers (ASHRM)
National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF)
Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET)
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
National Association for Medical Staff Services (NAMSS)
National Quality Forum (NQF)
The Joint Commission (TJC)

International Quality Organizations

International Society for Quality (ISQua)
Asia Pacific Society for Healthcare Quality
Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa
Eastern Province Quality Circle (EPQC)
Egyptian Society for Quality in Healthcare (ESQua)
FUNDECE - Fundacion Empersaria para la Calidad y la Excelencia
Institute of Quality Management
Saudi Arabian Quality Network