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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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Volunteering with NAHQ

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”  Mahatma Gandhi April is National Volunteer Month in the United States. As the president of…

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Volunteering with NAHQ

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”  Mahatma Gandhi April is National Volunteer Month in the United States. As the president of…

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During the pandemic, the first of the millennials turned 40. It’s hard to believe, but this purpose-driven, intentional generation is not only the majority of the healthcare workforce, but they…

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CHICAGO (March 15, 2022) – Today, the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), the only organization dedicated to healthcare quality professionals, announced its partnership with the founders of the United…

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Finding a New Way

Finding a New Way As the Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Compliance for the University of Maryland Medical System, I am responsible for maintaining a team of highly qualified…

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Learning from the Pandemic

Happy New Year everyone! As NAHQ’s President, the thing that I am most looking forward to this year is connecting with you. We are a part of a very special…

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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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Press Releases

Press Releases

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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Georgetown University aligns graduate curriculum to NAHQ’s industry-standard competency framework, qualifies students to sit for the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality® (CPHQ) exam CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 27, 2020) – As the need…

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WGU aligns graduate-level curriculum with NAHQ’s industry-standard competencies SALT LAKE CITY and CHICAGO (August 21, 2020) – Western Governors University (WGU) and the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) have…

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Press Releases

Fully virtual conference to offer unprecedented levels of content and accessibility in support of healthcare professionals who work in quality as they respond to COVID-19 pandemic CHICAGO (July 9, 2020)…

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In the Media

February 2022 Stephanie Mercado, NAHQ CEO, speaks with HealthLeaders Senior Clinical Care Editor, Christopher Cheney about NAHQ’s recent whitepaper – “Lessons Learned About Quality Management During the Pandemic”. Mercado emphasizes…

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January 2022 Take a look at the HealthLeaders’ list of its top clinical care stories from 2021 about COVID-19, which includes an article on adopting a crisis command culture featuring…

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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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