Field Guide 
to NQF Resources

Where can I learn about how others have used NQF-endorsed® measures?

Learning from others about their experiences using particular measures can help you save time and discover new ways to measure quality. NQF has developed a number of resources to facilitate this type of sharing.

The Quality Positioning System (QPS), a web-based tool developed by NQF to help people more easily select and use NQF-endorsed measures, is the central repository for all NQF-endorsed measures. QPS also contains Measure Portfolios, customized collections of NQF-endorsed measures selected by a QPS user that can be public and private, and share which measures other groups use within their own organizations.

NQF’s Community Tool to Align Measurement compares the NQF-endorsed measures in use by Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) alliances in 16 regions, as well as lists when those measures are part of certain federal programs.

The NQF Online Action Registry is a central database in which individuals can share their approaches to measurement with others.

Questions? Contact us via email.


Phrase Book

A quick-reference glossary of measurement terms and phrases that are frequently used at NQF.


Visual representations of some of the processes at NQF, including measure endorsement and partnerships.


Learn more about how our members use NQF resources.