In late February, NAHQ hosted nearly 40 quality professionals who volunteered their time at our headquarters in Chicago to discuss the most pressing issues that healthcare quality professionals face today. The level of engagement and passion expressed by these individuals is the reason why NAHQ is succeeding.
They identify what’s happening in the trenches. They help NAHQ see these challenges as opportunities to lead change that can apply across the continuum. They help NAHQ advance the quality profession, which ultimately brings greater recognition to you and your work in the field.
Our conversations revolved around NAHQ’s continued commitment to equip healthcare quality professionals like you with resources that help you do your job even better. Through a certification as powerful and far-reaching as the CPHQ with nearly 10,000 certificants to our peer-reviewed and industry-defining HQ Essentials: Competencies for the Healthcare Quality Profession, we ensure that not only are today’s healthcare quality professionals supported but also that tomorrow’s professionals will be prepared.
Speaking of HQ Essentials, current members and those joining NAHQ through the end of this year receive one complimentary copy of our latest publication via “the NAHQ Box”. We expected a positive response from this gift, but frankly, we’ve been a little surprised by the sheer volume of great conversations you’ve been having and your enthusiasm for putting the tools to work.
In the coming months, we’ll share how your peers are using HQ Essentials for structuring quality teams, writing job descriptions, and assessing personal and team performance. In the meantime, we encourage you to talk about the NAHQ Box and HQ Essentials:
- HQ Essentials provides a roadmap to your future in healthcare quality. You can use it to better understand the healthcare quality profession and to promote your NAHQ membership. With HQ Essentials and NAHQ membership, you demonstrate your commitment to advancing healthcare quality.
The NAHQ Box is a member benefit from the National Association for Healthcare Quality. NAHQ is an organization that defines the standard of excellence for the profession and provides healthcare quality professionals with the support they need to meet that standard whether they are new to the profession or seasoned professionals.
And, thank you to the volunteers who joined me in Chicago last month.
Nancy Curdy, MSN MS RN CPHQ CPPS