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March Message from NAHQ Leadership

March Message from NAHQ Leadership

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.

Thank you for serving as NAHQ ambassadors! If you have other questions about HQ Essentials or the NAHQ Box, please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

And, thank you to the volunteers who joined me in Chicago last month.

Yvonne Acker
Bette Akpan
Terry Altpeter
Rebecca Cahill
Steve Chinn
Denise Comeau
Jodi Eisenberg
Tricia Elliott
Emmett Ervin
Gail Eubank
Glynn Fraker
Kari Gali

Cheri Graham Clark
Jason Gillikin
Carole Guinane
Joyce Hall
Ellen Hargett
Dale Harvey
Tony Heath
Gayle Hurt
Stephanie Iorio
Irv Koehler
Andrew Kopolow
Timothy McClung


Erin Mullaghy
Diane Pitchford
Carole Pulaski
Marian Savage
Maria Shirey
Thomas Smith
April Taylor
Nancy Terwoord
Linda Weirauch
Nidia Williams
Eric Witte

NAHQ President