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Essential Competencies

For The Healthcare Quality Profession

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What are Q Essentials? Framework

The Q Essentials are a framework to support healthcare quality professionals (HQPs) in assessing and expanding their professional knowledge and abilities. Roles of HQPs like you continually evolve and grow along with the changes in healthcare. At the same time, you strive to ensure that your work in quality is helping to lead the transformation of healthcare. To support you in the expanding and emerging HQP career positions of today and tomorrow, NAHQ is defining the essential HQP competencies in six areas:

These are the Q Essentials, NAHQ’s Essential Competencies for the Healthcare Quality Profession.

Why Q Essentials for the healthcare quality profession?

To help healthcare quality professionals enhance knowledge, build necessary competencies, and succeed in quality roles.

Educational and career advancement resources

To access these great resources, select the topic of interest in the left hand menu.

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Read Essential Competencies: proficiency levels and descriptions of competencies for the expanding and emerging HQP roles of today and tomorrow.

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Attend Learning Labs: virtual opportunities to learn about and discuss the Essential Competencies.

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Learn from your peers through At Work Profiles: career profiles of your peers currently working in the field and links to available positions.

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Visit our Resources: list of internal and external links to enhance your knowledge of this topic.

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