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NAHQ promotes the importance of healthcare quality and healthcare quality education. We advocate for building quality capacity through competency development among healthcare professionals, organizations, and higher education institutions to make healthcare better.  

We are spreading the word about the hard work our members and their organizations are doing to improve healthcare quality for all. 

Read on to see our most recent blog posts, press releases and media coverage. 

Blog Posts

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Earning an online master’s degree from the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) might be one of the best ways to advance your career. Leadership…

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Earning an online master’s degree from the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) might be one of the best ways to advance your career. Leadership…

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To say that 2021 has been another challenging year is an understatement. Even with COVID-19 vaccines widely available in the United States, the Delta variant surged state-to-state, from the Southeast…

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As we are approaching Thanksgiving in the United States, the ongoing stress and uncertainty of the pandemic is balanced by hopefulness that there is light at the end of the…

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Greetings fellow healthcare quality professionals! I’m writing to you this month having just participated, along with thousands of you, in the celebration of Healthcare Quality Week. Since 1985, NAHQ has…

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Fall has arrived, the night air is getting crisper, and I am feeling energized coming from a wonderful experience at NAHQ NEXT earlier this month. This was our second fully…

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Can you believe that summer is almost over? I was grateful to be able to travel again to see the loved ones I’ve missed so much.  I hope that you too were…

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Press Releases

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Transforming healthcare quality and safety competencies, the relationship will allow access to scalable workforce development programs CHICAGO (February 15, 2021) – Today, the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) and rule…

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CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 9, 2021) – As quality improvement emerges as a distinct priority in the healthcare industry, the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) and the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine…

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Four Earn Top Honors for Their Contributions to the Profession CHICAGO (November 23, 2020) — Four healthcare quality professionals earned top honors from the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) for their contributions…

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Industry-standard healthcare quality competency framework recognized for innovation, advancement of healthcare industry; builds upon recognition from 2017 CHICAGO (September 23, 2020) – The National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) is…

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Master of Health Administration students will prepare to achieve Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality® certification during capstone course CHICAGO & FT. WORTH, TX (September 21, 2020) – The University of North Texas Health Science Center…

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Plan reflects consensus on need for greater collaboration and greater focus on foundational change to reduce medical errors CHICAGO (September 14, 2020) – The National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) today…

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In the Media

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Fridays with Fawn

Modern Healthcare

December 2021 Stephanie Mercado Mercado speaks with Modern Healthcare publisher Fawn Lopez in an episode of Fridays with Fawn about the experiences women leaders share in navigating a career in healthcare.…

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Achieving a 360-Degree Understanding of Quality

HealthLeaders

December 2021 Cathy Duquette and Stephanie Mercado The industry has tended to be so focused on what needs to be improved in healthcare, that we have not given enough attention to systemically addressing how these…

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November 2021 Patricia Kirkpatrick and Stephanie Mercado It is clear that one key to improving the future of the U.S. healthcare system lies in putting the patient at the center…

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Unleash the Potential of Your Quality Workforce

Modern Healthcare

August 2021 Executive Insights Interview with Stephanie Mercado Workforce development is often an unrecognized and unmet need in healthcare organizations. Read More NAHQ Launches Groundbreaking Research on Why Competency Standardization…

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Thought Leadership

March 2021 Stephanie Mercado, David Nash, Eric Weaver, Michael Leavitt The key enabler for the future of the healthcare industry is workforce readiness to deliver on the promise of high…

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November 2020 Stephanie Mercado Healthcare will face a dire financial imperative to close the quality gap in the post-pandemic era. Read More NAHQ Issues New Report on Healthcare Quality Workforce…

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