- Patient Engagement Conference
November 14, 2012
The Nursing Alliance for Quality Care held a one-of-a-kind two-day national consensus-building conference to foster successful patient engagement on November 12-13 in Washington, DC. The goal of the conference was to focus attention on the roles and strategies nurses can employ to strengthen the partnership among nurses and patients, as patients and families engage with the health care system to achieve the best health outcomes possible for themselves.
This conference enabled nurses who work in all settings and at all levels of care to interactively engage with speakers and consumers to acquire knowledge and skills for implementation upon return to their own work settings. Attendees’ feedback will contribute to a newly developed national white paper on nurses' contributions to patient engagement through a consensus process that identified the best approaches, practices, strategies and policies to foster successful engagement of patients and families with the health care system.
Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by grant 1R13 HS21600-01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
- Nursing Experts Release Guiding Principles for Patient Engagement
July 11, 2012
The Nursing Alliance for Quality Care (NAQC) today released Guiding Principles for Patient Engagement, a list of nine core principles designed to support nurses and other health care providers in delivering high-quality, patient-centered care.
The principles, developed by a committee of nurse leaders and patient advocates, are meant to guide the provider community in developing patient engagement models and quality and safety interventions that support and encourage the patient and family to become partners in their care. The development of the principles, and the organization, is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation's largest health care philanthropy.
April 01, 2011
The success of the Family Practice & Counseling Network (FPCN) in Philadelphia, Pa., has had everything to do with community. In fact, it was the community who first came calling.
March 23, 2011
People in New Hampshire are proud of being out front on important issues. It naturally follows that the state’s small size and iconoclastic nature have made it a pioneering site in transforming health care delivery.
March 23, 2011
Nurse-led Medical Homes: Increasing Access to Quality Care At the Center of the Safety Net
October 10, 2010
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) is broad in scope, containing ten titles covering: provision of quality affordable healthcare, role of public programs, improving the quality and efficacy of health care, transparency and program integrity, improving access to innovative medical therapies, community living assistance services and support, revenue provisions, and strengthening quality and affordable healthcare for all Americans.
We are very pleased to announce that Joyce Hahn, PhD, APRN-CNS, NEA-BC has been appointed as Executive Director of the Nursing Alliance for Quality Care.
On Wednesday February 17, 2010 NAQC was pleased to host over 60 participants at the launch of the 2 year initiative. Remarks were given by Drs. Jean Johnson and Ellen Dawson from George Washington University, Dr. Michael Painter from Robert Wood Johnson, and Dr. Geraldine Bednash of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Participants expressed enthusiasm at the opportunity to form a broad-based alliance around the unifying and essential topic of quality and safety.