The Nursing Alliance for Quality Care (NAQC) is a bold partnership among the nation’s leading nursing organizations, consumers and other key stakeholders. NAQC's mission is to advance the highest quality, safety and value of consumer-centered health care for all individuals—patients, their families and their communities. The establishment of the NAQC is based on the assumption that only with a stronger, more unified nursing policy 'voice' will dramatic and sustainable achievements in quality and safety for the American public be achieved.
The Nursing Alliance for Quality Care (NAQC) is now managed by the American Nurses Association (ANA). NAQC's mission and focus remain the same. The move will allow NAQC to have a permanent home and further build upon its work to achieve quality and safety for all patients.Visit the new website
NAQC unveiled its six-point plan aimed at encouraging the nursing field to increase patient engagement and dramatically improve care delivery. The plan emerged from a national conference funded by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).Read the plan
The Nursing Alliance for Quality care has developed nine patient engagement principles through a committee of nurse leaders and patient advocates to offer guidance to the nursing community and other health care providers. The principles are intended to help those on the front lines of patient care develop models for patient engagement, as well as quality and safety interventions that support and encourage patients and families to become partners in their care.Read the guidelines