The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a unique, multi-stakeholder organization whose mission is to improve healthcare quality by setting national priorities and goals for performance improvement, endorsing national consensus standards for measuring and publicly reporting on performance, and promoting the attainment of national goals through education and outreach programs.
The latest news about NQF and its work can be found below. Additional resources, including a press kit and more information about NQF publications, can be found in the navigation box on the left-hand side of this page.
Recent NQF Press Releases
NOV 13, 2014Ten Groups will Test and Enhance NQF Population Health Guide
Ten groups in communities located across the country will collaborate to further improve the health of their populations by field-testing the National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Action Guide 1.0. Selected from a pool of 40 applicants, the groups will provide on-the-ground testing of the Guide over the next 18 months.
SEP 23, 2014Finding Affordable Care: Asking the Right Question is Key
What information do patients need to find affordable care? The National Quality Forum (NQF) released a report, consumer fact sheet (PDF) and an infographic resulting from an in-depth look at the rising cost of healthcare, how patients define affordability, and what information and changes are needed for consumers to get the best possible healthcare at the lowest possible cost.
SEP 22, 2014NQF Applauds Passage of IMPACT Act of 2014
The National Quality Forum (NQF) commends the Congress for passing the “Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014” or IMPACT Act, on Thursday. September 18, 2014. Both houses of Congress passed the bipartisan legislation this week, which takes important steps towards strengthening quality in the post-acute care (PAC) setting.
SEP 16, 2014NQF Seeks Field Testing Groups for Population Health Guide
Programs and policies that promote health and disease prevention could potentially yield hundreds of billions of dollars in savings for the US health system, according to a 2007 report by the Commonwealth Fund.” To help spur these types of improvements, the National Quality Forum (NQF) is seeking up to 10 collaborative groups from across the country to field test the NQF Action Guide 1.0 - a handbook designed to assist groups working together to improve health across a population, at the local, regional, state, or national level.
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