• Each year, NQF nationally recognizes outstanding contributions of organizations and individuals from NQF’s membership who engage consumers, their families, and caregivers in decisions about their healthcare. Nominations for the 2018 award are open to NQF Members only through January 5, 2018.

    NQF’s Consumers and Patients for Quality Award was established in 2015 to recognize innovative and influential work by its members to advance healthcare that reflects an individual’s preferences, goals, and values.

    “People deserve high-quality care that is tailored to their individual needs and situations,” said Shantanu Agrawal, MD, MPhil, president and CEO of NQF. “We are proud to recognize NQF members who are leading groundbreaking work to ensure that patients, along with their families and caregivers, are heard in every setting where they receive care.”

    Previous award winners include: Previous award winners include: Planetree International; Maine Health Management Coalition; and, Robert Krughoff, Consumers’ Checkbook.

    NQF Members may self-nominate or nominate an organization or individual for this award. Nominees must be current members of NQF and may represent any aspect of healthcare dedicated to putting individuals at the center of conversations and decisions about their care.

    Nominations should provide examples of how an organization or individual:

    • Creates successful programs that involve direct input from consumers and patients to help individuals make informed decisions about healthcare quality and safety;
    • Advances access to high-quality healthcare for all Americans through quality measurement and quality improvement;
    • Demonstrates thought leadership and novel approaches to advancing the patient and consumer voice in health and healthcare quality.

    Nomination letters should be no more than two pages in length and emailed as a PDF attachment to Amy Shaw by January 5, 2018. Please include the email address, phone number, organization, and mailing address for both the nominator and the nominee.

    NQF will notify all Consumers and Patients for Quality Award applicants by February 2018. The award will be presented at 2018 NQF’s Annual Conference, “Fulfilling the Quality Mandate: Are We Closer to Safer, More Effective, and Affordable Care?,” March 12-13, in Washington, DC.

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