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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

SEP 16, 2014
NQF 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. 

AUG 21, 2014
New “Playbook” Aims to Eliminate Early Elective Deliveries in the United States
The National Quality Forum (NQF) convened a Maternity Action Team that has produced a new Playbook for the Successful Elimination of Early Elective Deliveries. 

AUG 08, 2014
NQF Elects New Members to its Board of Directors
The National Quality Forum (NQF) elected three new members to its Board of Directors at its July 2014 Board meeting; their service on the NQF multi-stakeholder Board will begin on November 5, 2014. 

JUL 23, 2014
NQF Board Approves Trial Period to Test Impact of Risk Adjustment of Performance Measures for Sociodemographic Factors
The National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Board of Directors overwhelmingly ratified today a robust trial for a defined period that will assess the impact and implications of risk adjusting relevant quality measures for sociodemographic factors, prior to making a permanent change to NQF policy. 

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