Membership in NQF 


NQF is a private sector standard-setting organization whose efforts center on the evaluation and endorsement of standardized performance measurement. Comprised of a diverse group of healthcare stakeholders, NQF works to improve the quality of American healthcare by infusing daily health practices with higher standards and routine measures of how and when patients’ needs are being effectively and efficiently met.

NQF’s diverse and growing multi-stakeholder membership is organized under eight Member Councils that serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors and its standing committees.

Member organizations of NQF have the opportunity to take part in a national dialogue about how to measure healthcare quality and publicly report the findings. Members participate in NQF through one of eight Member Councils:

  • Consumer Council
  • Health Plan Council
  • Health Professionals Council
  • Provider Organizations Council
  • Public/Community Health Agency Council
  • Purchasers Council
  • Quality Measurement, Research, and Improvement Council
  • Supplier and Industry Council

Each of these councils provides unique experiences and views on healthcare quality that are vital to building broad consensus on improving the quality of healthcare in America. Together, NQF members promote a common approach to measuring and reporting healthcare quality and fostering systemwide improvements in patient safety and healthcare quality.

Membership in NQF gives your organization a voice in shaping the future of American healthcare.


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.