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. In addition, eight NQF Member Councils serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors and its standing committees.

Details and Meetings | Board Roster  

Board Committees:

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

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 

Member Councils

NQF's diverse multi-stakeholder membership is organized under eight member councils that serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors and its standing committees.

Overview 

Councils:

Consumer Council
As the end users of care, the Consumer Council provides a viewpoint on the true quality of healthcare for the consumer.
Overview | Meetings 

Health Plan Council
As the organizations often directly involved in paying for healthcare services, members of this council have an important role in population-based improvement programs as well as incenting provider efforts to improve healthcare performance.
Overview | Meetings 

Health Professionals Council
The members of this council provide a unique on-the-ground perspective of performance measurement and public reporting.
Overview | Meetings 

Provider Organizations Council
As the organizations that most often implement endorsed measures, members of this council offer a unique and valuable perspective. 
Overview | Meetings 

Public/Community Health Agency Council
In considering policies and projects to improve the quality of healthcare, this council provides a voice and support for communities to empower themselves as agents of change and improve the quality of healthcare they receive.
Overview | Meetings 

Purchasers Council
In their role as purchasers of healthcare and as employers, private corporations and government agencies have an enormous stake in improving quality. This council provides a venue for public and private purchasers to build demand and capacity for quality improvement.
Overview | Meetings 

Quality Measurement, Research and Improvement Council
Members of this council are entrenched in the everyday measurement, evaluation, and research of quality in healthcare. Their expertise in healthcare quality is essential to NQF members as they consider new measures, practices, frameworks, and guidelines for endorsement.
Overview | Meetings 

Supplier and Industry Council
As organizations that support the healthcare field with device and diagnostic products, medications, tools and other information and resources, members of this council provide a unique perspective of how medical suppliers can contribute to improving quality of care.
Overview | Meetings 

 

Next Board Meeting

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014  

More information 

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