National Quality Forum (NQF)

The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that works to catalyze improvements in health care. NQF measures and standards serve as a critically important foundation for initiatives to enhance health care value, make patient care safer, and achieve better outcomes.

Together, CAPC and NQF coordinate the Serious Illness Quality Alignment Hub, with generous funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The Hub is a coordinated effort to develop a national strategic plan to incentivize and/or require delivery of high-quality care for people living with serious illness and their families.

In addition to the Hub, CAPC has collaborated with NQF on a range of initiatives including the Measures Application Partnership (a multi-stakeholder partnership that guides the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the selection of performance measures for federal health programs), the NQF’s Geriatrics and Palliative Care Standing Committee, and other initiatives to promote standard quality measures for evaluating care of patients living with serious illness.