Governance and Leadership 

The governance and leadership of the National Quality Forum (NQF) reflects its three-part mission to improve the quality of American healthcare by:

  • setting national priorities and goals for quality improvement; 
  • endorsing national standards for measuring and reporting on performance; 
  • and promoting the attainment of national goals through education and outreach.

Board of Directors

NQF's work is overseen by its Board of Directors, as well as five Board Committees that guide the organization's actions on matters related to specific elements of NQF's mission. 

Details and Meetings | Board Roster   

Board Committees:

Consensus Standards Approval Committee (CSAC)
CSAC considers all standards recommended for NQF endorsement.
Overview | Roster | Meetings 

REVIEW - 2015 CSAC Roster - open through October 13, 6:00pm ET

Access 2015 Roster (PDF) | Submit Comment

Health IT Advisory Committee (HITAC)
HITAC provides ongoing guidance to NQF's Health IT portfolio and offers specific expertise on Health IT projects, including specification of testing requirements for eMeasures and maintenance of the quality data set.
Overview | Roster | Meetings

National Priorities Partnership (NPP)
NPP is a collaborative effort of 52 major national organizations that collectively influence every part of the healthcare system.
Overview | Partner Organizations | Meetings

Measure Applications Partnership (MAP)
MAP is a public-private partnership created to provide input to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the selection of performance measures for public reporting and performance-based payment programs.
Overview | Final MAP Reports


Next Board Meeting

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015  

More information

You will also find past agendas, materials and other information.