Trainers of Consumers on Quality Plus (TCQPlus)

Announcing the Next TCQPlus Session

April 25 through 27 in Chicago, IL

To apply

Use the link to the right and fill out the Survey Monkey application completely.  Make sure that before you apply you understand the parameters of participation. This NQC training is a bit different than prior ones because we require one person from a recipient and one consumer to apply as a training team.   


Please note that scholarships are available on a case by case basis.  A brief narrative must be sent to for consideration.  Your narrative must address the following criteria:

  • One participant must be employed by a direct recipient of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funds
  • One participant must be actively involved in the clinical quality management program
  • Participant, the consumer and the participant’s management must agree to perform all post-work activities required by the training program
  • Participant’s organization should have exhausted all other options to pay for participation in this training before a scholarship can be considered
  • Participant and participant’s organization agree to submit all forms for reimbursement, with proper receipts, including your consuer partner's receipts, no later than 10 days after the end of the training program

NQC developed the TCQPlus program in recognition of the demand for local Training of Consumers on Quality (TQC) trainings and the realization that another level of training was necessary to address the desire of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients to involve consumers in their quality management program. 

One central aim of the TCQPlus Program is to strengthen the training capacity among consumers and RWHAP recipients to conduct local quality improvement trainings to consumers; in short ‘a QI training by consumers to consumers.’ To ensure the necessary commitment and the successful implementation of TCQ trainings, NQC has designed the TCQPlus around the concept of training partners. Training partners consist of a qualified consumer who is engaged with RWHAP recipient(s) and a representative from a RWHAP recipient. Each training partner has a vital role in ensuring that a TCQ training is conducted in their local jurisdictions and delivered in keeping with the TCQPlus post-training expectations.


NQC has funds for a limited number of scholarships. Scholarships will pay for your lodging and airfare (coach flights only). To request a scholarship, please provide the following:

  • You must be employed by a Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipient
  • You must agree to perform all pre and post work required by the TCQPlus
  • NQC should be the payer of last resort for your trip
  • You and your organization agree to submit all forms for reimbursement - with corresponding receipts - no later than 10 days after the end of the TCQPlus session

TCQPlus Program and Its Goals

The specific goals of the TCQPlus Program are:

  • Develop the national training capacity among consumers and RWHAP recipients to deliver quality improvement trainings to consumers in local jurisdictions

  • Foster a working relationship between consumers and RWHAP recipients to form TCQPlus training partners

  • Conduct local training sessions by the TCQPlus training partners to implement the NQC-developed TCQ training


The suggested outcomes for the successful implementation of the TCQPlus Program are to:

  • Increase the number of consumers who attend a TCQ training conducted by TCQPlus graduates

  • Increase the number of consumers who are active members of RWHAP recipient clinical quality management programs

To learn more about this exciting new program, please read the concept paper.  We look forward to announcing the first TCQPlus session and your participation.