• National Quality Partners (NQP) is central to NQF’s mission of leading collaboration to improve health and healthcare through quality measurement. NQP provides opportunities for NQF members to work together to advance quality on a national scale.

    Our Work

    NQP’s work evolves from the National Quality Strategy, which guides healthcare improvement throughout the United States. NQP’s current initiatives include:

    Each NQP initiative is led by an Action Team that comprises a diverse range of perspectives from physicians, nurses, pharmacists, consumer advocates, patients, healthcare providers, health plans, purchasers, and other influencers. Support an NQP initiative and get involved.


    NQP has achieved a strong record of success through initiatives that emphasize action and implementation and a collaborative model that drives meaningful change on a national scale. NQP’s earlier work on maternal health contributed to a dramatic drop in early elective deliveries, which fell by 50 percent nationally over three years. National Quality Partners Playbook: Antibiotic Stewardship in Acute Care has become an essential resource for hospitals throughout the United States and has precipitated changes in national standards requiring that hospitals have robust antimicrobial stewardship programs in place to curb the overuse and misuse of antibiotics.

    Get Involved

    The NQP Leadership Consortium provides strategic direction to NQP initiatives and recommends topics for action. NQP Action teams are comprised of approximately 25 selected NQF members and subject matter experts who address a leading healthcare challenge. Through collective action, their solutions deliver strategies or tactics that support policy change, quality measurement, and person-centered approaches to improvement. Find out how to get involved with NQP and learn more about the benefits of NQF membership. Please contact us if you are interested in supporting NQP initiatives through grants and sponsorship.

    For more information, contact National Quality Partners.

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