Setting Priorities

National Priorities Partnership - Call for Organizational Nominations 

The National Priorities Partnership (NPP) is a collaborative effort of major national organizations that collectively influence every part of the healthcare system. Convened by the National Quality Forum (NQF) to address the challenges of our healthcare system, the Partners represent multiple stakeholders, including—among others—consumer groups, employers, government, health plans, healthcare organizations, healthcare professionals, scientists, accrediting and certifying bodies, and quality alliances.

Organizations selected for representation in NPP will augment the knowledge and expertise of the current Partners to ensure broad stakeholder representation and provide technical knowledge and implementation support. They will demonstrate understanding and support of the National Priorities and Goals and advocate for further alignment of their organization’s work with NPP.

The National Priorities Partnership released its report National Priorities and Goals: Aligning Our Efforts to Transform America’s Healthcare in November 2008. 

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Prins at 202-783-1300 or



APRIL 21, 2010 9:00 AM - MAY 20, 2010 6:00 PM

The period for organizational nominations for the National Priorities Partnership closed on May 20, 2010. The NQF Board of Directors is carefully considering the nominations and will make its recommendations in early July after which a proposed slate of Partner organizations will be posted for a 14-day NQF Member and public comment period. The NPP roster is anticipated to be finalized in mid-August.

For information on the National Priorities Partnership nomination process, please refer to the Call for Nominations document. 



JULY 27, 2010  9:00 AM - AUGUST 17, 2010  6:00 PM

The review period of the proposed National Priorities Partnership roster closed on August 17, 2010 at 6:00 pm ET. In considering nominees, NQF’s Board of Directors was guided by criteria that were developed to encourage the selection of organizations that balance the multistakeholder representation of NPP, support the implementation of the priorities, and represent diverse or underserved populations.

Please note that all comments will be posted to the NQF website when they become available.