The National Quality Center has reached an important milestone, its 10-year anniversary. Since 2004, we have provided leadership in quality improvement nationwide and worked under the premise that together we make a big difference in the lives of people with HIV.
We set our aim to strengthen the capacity among Ryan White grantees to improve the quality of HIV care across the United States. We know how challenging it is to sustain an effective quality program when your time, money, and staff are stretched to the limits. And so, for the last 10 years, we created services with busy HIV providers in mind.
We are proud of our accomplishments so far. A recent study found that we have been highly successful at reaching HIV providers, measurably improved the quality improvement capacity among Ryan White grantees, caused demonstrable advancements in local quality management programs, and had a positive impact on the quality of HIV care and on patients’ health outcomes. For example,
Each year we reached numerous goals we set for ourselves:
2004 National Quality Center is founded
2005 HIVQUAL Regional Group Model expands
NQC holds its first Steering and Consumer Advisory Committee meetings
2006 NQC initiates monthly national TA calls
NQC launches the Low Incidence Initiative
2007 NQC holds its first Training-of-Trainers (TOT) session
NQC rolls out the Quality Academy
2008 NQC launches the Cross-Part Collaborative
NQC gives out the first national Quality Awards
2009 NQC has its first Training of Quality Leaders (TQL) session
NQC organizes the first Part D Quality Improvement Conference
2010 NQC creates the Training on Coaching Basics (TCB) Program
2011 NQC introduces its national in+care Campaign
NQC initiates the DC Collaborative
2012 NQC is refunded by HRSA and now includes HIVQUAL activities
NQC holds its first Training of Consumers on Quality (TCQ) session
2013 NQC launches the Part C and Part D Quality Improvement Initiative
2014 NQC kicks off the HIV Cross-Part Care Continuum (H4C) Collaborative
NQC conducts an impact evaluation study
Thank you to all HIV providers who participated and improved HIV care over the years. Thank you to all those who assisted us in working with the Ryan White community.
Join us and together we will continue to improve HIV care.