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Prepare Your Students for the Workforce

NAHQ collaborates with institutions of higher education to provide competency-based healthcare quality content based on the industry-standard Healthcare Quality Competency Framework that is easily incorporated into undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificate programs.

A growing number of universities also offer graduate credits to students for the CPHQ credential.

Ensure your students are prepared to help advance healthcare quality initiatives upon graduation.

Make your programs more robust and prepare  your students to thrive in the workforce by incorporating NAHQ content into your curriculum.    

NAHQ provides resources to institutions of higher education that enhance the faculty and student experience and enable program administrators and leaders to demonstrate deep alignment to industry expectations for healthcare quality competencies within the workforce.

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Workforce Competencies for Healthcare Quality Professionals: Leading Quality-Driven Healthcare

As healthcare delivery systems increasingly adopt models designed to reward cost-efficient and high-quality care, the demand for expertise in healthcare quality continues to grow.

Recognize the CPHQ for Master's Credit

We work with universities that wish to offer graduate-level credit upon enrollment to individuals who have earned the CPHQ.

Universities can also offer discounts on graduate programs to NAHQ members and CPHQs.

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Higher Education Collaborations

Learn about our collaborations with universities.



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jefferson college of population health
georgetown university
jacksonville university
uab school of health professions
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Competency Framework

NAHQ’s Healthcare Quality Competency Framework categorizes healthcare quality work into

  • 8 domains, comprised of
  • 29 competency statements
  • 486 skill statements