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.

NQF’s collaboration with other entities on initiatives and projects is guided by a set of core principles.

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 

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