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The Value of NQF Membership

Improving healthcare is a matter of critical importance that will require action by a wide variety of healthcare stakeholders. The National Quality Forum brings together healthcare leaders from every sector of the industry as part of a national dialogue that works in partnership to build consensus on national priorities and goals for performance improvement; endorse national consensus standards for measuring and publicly reporting on performance; and promote the attainment of national goals through education and outreach programs. Take your seat at our table. Make your voice heard. Apply for NQF membership.

Implementing National Priorities
NQF is the convener of the National Priorities Partnership, a group of 52 organizations involved in setting National Priorities and Goals. NQF members will play an integral role in implementing these National Priorities and leading the way for others to do the same.

Setting National Standards for Healthcare Quality
Each member organization has the right to comment and vote on candidate consensus standards for healthcare. NQF-endorsed® standards guide national policy and impact all healthcare organizations. Each member organization also has the opportunity to nominate experts of its choice for selection to critical taskforces and committees.

Making Connections with Leaders in Healthcare Quality
At the annual conference members interact with policymakers and visionaries in healthcare quality. Through NQF’s unique Member Council structure, members interact with leading researchers and cutting-edge practitioners.

Joining the Conversation on Healthcare Quality
NQF members have access to additional communications from NQF, including:

  • Receiving first preference to participate on Steering Committees and Expert Panels;
  • Receiving regular updates on NQF activities, including comment periods and votes;
  • Having access to content restricted to NQF members only on the NQF website;
  • Receiving invitations to special member-only meetings and events; and
  • Enjoying substantially reduced registration fees for NQF conferences, meetings, and colloquia.

For more information, download the NQF membership application. You may also contact us at

Graphics Library

The NQF Graphics Library is a collection of downloadable graphics that can be used in your work. 

Browse the Graphics Library 

New Members

NQF is pleased to welcome our newest members:

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Leawood, KS
Health Professional Council

Houston Methodist
Houston, TX
Provider Organization Council

National Association of ACOs
Brandenton, FL
Provider Organization Council

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute
Falls Church, VA
Quality Measurement Research & Improvement Council

NQF Volunteer Leaders

A wide range of healthcare volunteer leaders help guide NQF's work.

Membership Map

NQF members are from every region of the country.