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
MAR 07, 2014NQF Endorses Behavioral Health Measures
The NQF Board of Directors has endorsed 20 quality measures focused on behavioral health, addressing issues such as depression screening and treatment response, medication management, and alcohol and tobacco abuse.
FEB 27, 2014Statement From National Quality Forum
Quality Forum President and CEO Christine K. Cassel, MD, told the NQF board of
directors today that she is voluntarily resigning from the boards of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan and Premier Inc.
FEB 26, 2014NQF Supports Modification to Renal Measure
The NQF Board of Directors has upheld endorsement of a quality measure addressing monthly phosphorus testing in dialysis patients, following an ad-hoc review period.
FEB 06, 2014NQF-Convened Group Provides Third Annual Recommendations on Measures for More Than 20 Federal Healthcare Programs
Identification of measures that fill acknowledged gaps and increase measure alignment were two major areas of progress highlighted in the Measure Applications Partnership’s (MAP) third annual round of input to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). MAP recommends performance measures for use in more than 20 federal programs, and focuses on enhancing alignment or use of the same measures across these federal programs and between the public and private sectors.
Press Release Archive