Fellowship Program

The NAHQ Fellowship Program recognizes NAHQ members who have made outstanding contributions to the healthcare quality profession. Pursuit of fellowship demonstrates dedication to excellence, NAHQ and a commitment to leadership in the profession. 

Those who hold this prestigious designation are recognized as leaders in NAHQ and the profession. The FNAHQ designation signifies that you are committed to the profession of healthcare quality, both personally and professionally.

Through our Fellowship Program, we recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the field of healthcare quality and who actively engage in advancing the profession and NAHQ. Our Fellowship Review Team considers applicants who have made contributions in three of the following four categories:

  • Leadership/Service (required)
  • Published works
  • Lectures and presentations
  • Mentorship

Steps to Apply 


Download the 2020 Application.

  1. Declare your intent to apply electronically with a letter directed to 2020 NAHQ FRT Chair, Cathy Duquette by March 16, 2020. This letter should be submitted to Juliana Fishleigh, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Upon request, the Fellowship Review Team will match a prospective candidate, who meets the minimum membership and certification requirements of fellowship, with a NAHQ Fellow who will serve as a fellowship coach to guide the candidate in the NAHQ Fellowship application process. The coach will share his or her experience and knowledge of the process. If you are not planning to apply for NAHQ Fellowship in 2020 but are still interested in working with a fellowship coach for future NAHQ Fellowship application submission, we can match you with a coach to work with you. If you are interested in working with a coach, please contact Juliana Fishleigh, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. Submit your Fellowship Application, supplementary materials, and nonrefundable $200 fee electronically to NAHQ by July 1, 2020

For complete details and instructions for applying, download the application.

View a list of NAHQ Fellows