Regional Groups provide peer-learning opportunities for Ryan White grantees to collaboratively advance HIV care. Individual Regional Groups differ in composition, focus, and style. However, all groups share common activities, reported benefits, and outcomes. This offers a great opportunity for HIV providers to draw on local quality management expertise of fellow providers. You can connect with others and we can learn together.
Regional Groups involve local Ryan White grantees of all funding streams and are supported by NQC coaches and local quality champions. Meetings, either in person or virtually, occur 2 to 4 times a year, address regional quality improvement projects, and allow participants to share successful improvement interventions.
Regional Groups aim to:
Map of Regional Groups by geographic location.
Successes to date:
Chart comparing viral load suppression outcomes for Regional Group (n=143) and non-Regional Group (n=129) agencies participating in the in+care Campaign.
Participation in Regional Groups is linked with improved HIV care and health outcomes. Become a local quality champion. Join or form a new Regional Group with us.
To explore Regional Groups in your area or to learn more about a recent impact study on Regional Groups | NationalQualityCenter.org/nqc-activities/hivqual-regional-groups/
Participatory involvement by people living with and affected by HIV is an integral component of NQC. Through the NQC Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC), consumers directly assist in developing initiatives to improve HIV care, particularly in Ryan White grantee sites.
Members of the NQC consumer committee represent diverse communities of persons living with HIV (PLWH) locally, statewide, and regionally. They have a strong understanding of HIV quality management infrastructure expectations and are engaged in local quality improvement activities with a Ryan White grantee site.
The goals for the NQC Consumer Advisory Committee are to:
If you are a Ryan White consumer and interested in quality improvement activities, check out our Consumer Advisory Committee website and learn more about our current CAC members |NationalQualityCenter.org/nqc-activities/nqc-consumer-advisory-committee-cac/
On September 9, 2005, the NQC Steering Committee met for the first time in Washington, D.C. and provided input on NQC’s policy direction.
We recruited seasoned HIV clinical quality management experts working across Ryan White Program Parts. This included key HIV/AIDS Bureau staff, NQC partners, HIV clinicians, and NQC Consumer Advisory Board members. Special attention is paid to geographic regions.
The Steering Committee has the following functions:
To learn more about the NQC Steering Committee Meeting and past activities |NationalQualityCenter.org/nqc-activities/nqc-steering-committee/
NQC’s first website was created in 2005 in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). It was created because we understand the specific needs—and challenges—of the Ryan White community. We continue to update our NationalQualityCenter.org site since you are committed to making a difference but are busy and often resource-stretched.
NationalQualityCenter.org is now the premier website for HIV quality improvement. With more than 300 quality improvement resources, publications, and descriptions of best practices, the website provides myriad opportunities for learning, connecting, and sharing among HIV providers, quality managers, public health officials, and people living with HIV.
To visit NationalQualityCenter.org today and find the tools you need | NationalQualityCenter.org