National Quality Forum

The National Quality Forum (NQF) was created in 1999 by a coalition of public- and private-sector leaders in response to the recommendation of the Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry. In its final report, published in 1998, the commission concluded that an organization like NQF was needed to promote and ensure patient protections and healthcare quality through measurement and public reporting. Today, NQF receives funding from both public and private sources, including grants from foundations, corporations, and the federal government. NQF operates under a three-part mission to improve the quality of American healthcare by:

1.) Building consensus on national priorities and goals for performance improvement and working in partnership to achieve them;

2.) Endorsing national consensus standards for measuring and publicly reporting on performance; and

3.) Promoting the attainment of national goals through education and outreach programs.

National Quality Forum

1030 15th St, NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005