The National Quality Strategy was developed through a transparent and collaborative process with input from a range of stakeholders. More than 300 groups, organizations, and individuals, representing all sectors of the health care industry and the general public, provided comments. Based on this input, the National Quality Strategy established a set of three overarching aims that builds on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim®, supported by six priorities that address the most common health concerns that Americans face. To align with National Quality Strategy, stakeholders can use nine levers to align their core business or organizational functions to drive improvement on the aims and priorities.
2011 Annual Progress Report-Original National Quality Strategy
|2011 Annual Progress Report-Original National Quality Strategy (PDF)||https://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/workingforquality/nqs2011annlrpt.pdf|
|2011 Annual Progress Report-Original National Quality Strategy (HTML)||https://archive.ahrq.gov/workingforquality/reports/2011-annual-report.html|
Quality Improvement Fact Sheets and Shareable Tools
Learn more about the first-ever national strategy for health and health care quality improvement with these fact sheets and shareable tools.
|Briefing Slides (PDF)||https://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/NQS_overview_slides-2017.pdf|
|Briefing Slides (PPT)||https://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/NQS_BriefingSlides_1-27-17.pptx|
|Alignment Toolkit: An Introduction to the NQS||https://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/workingforquality/nqs/toolkits/nqs-intro.pdf|
|Alignment Toolkit: Readiness Resources||https://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/workingforquality/nqs/toolkits/nqs-readiness-resources.pdf|
|Alignment Toolkit: Quality Strategy Template||https://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/workingforquality/nqs/toolkits/nqs-quality-strategy-template.pdf|
|NQS Fact Sheet||https://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/workingforquality/nqsfactsheet.pdf|
|Levers Fact Sheet||https://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/workingforquality/nqsleverfactsheet.pdf|
Quality Improvement Webinar Resources
The following webinars cover a range of programs, initiatives and topics related to health care quality and disparities. Presentations and discussions revolved around national efforts towards better, more affordable health care and how organizations can help improve the nation’s health by aligning to national health and health care quality efforts.
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Webinar Slides and Transcripts
Reporting on National Quality Strategy progress occurs in multiple ways. Priorities in Focus pair Quality and Disparities Report data with each of the six National Quality Strategy priorities to offer a “snapshot in time” look at progress. Reports to Congress offer updates on national, state, and local efforts to improve the nation’s health and health care quality.
Reports to Congress
The following reports to Congress offer updates on national, state, and local efforts to improve health and health care quality and efforts to achieve better, more affordable care for individuals and the community.
Priorities in Action
Priorities in Action feature some of our nation’s most promising and transformative quality improvement programs. Inclusion in the Priorities in Action program listing does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Priorities in Focus
The Priorities in Focus series spotlights current issues, recent federal initiatives to improve care quality, and data demonstrating improvement in each of the six health care quality priority areas featured in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report Chartbooks.