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Welcome to NCAHQ!

The North Carolina Association for Healthcare Quality was founded in 1979 to provide a professional organization that provides continuing education to those working in the quality arena. Our membership is open to individuals working in a variety of quality related roles such as:
  • Quality/Performance Improvement
  • Risk Management
  • Patient Safety
  • Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Case Management
  • Utilization Management
  • Health Information Management





Multi-State Partnership


Oregon,  Arizona, Michigan, and Georgia's Healthcare Associations



Announcements and Upcoming Events


CPHQ Certification Preparation Program


The North Carolina Healthcare Foundation (NCHF) has launched an innovative pilot program designed to support quality professionals in attaining the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) designation. The CPHQ Certification Preparation Program or CCPP, is a 9-month program that includes 1:1 and group coaching, targeted workshops, access to NAHQ online CPHQ study materials and IHI Open School Courses. The CCPP is based on the NAHQ Healthcare Quality Competency Framework.  Upon completion of the preparation program, participants will sit for the CPHQ exam in May 2021. The program is conducted under the umbrella of The Quality Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO). This unique approach provides protection to all materials that are shared and allows for open discussion about events and other confidential topics in a protected setting as well as allows participants to learn more about the purposes and functions of PSOs as part of the program.

The pilot cohort is comprised of 11 quality professionals from critical access and small rural hospitals across North Carolina. The goal of CCPP is that every participating facility will have at least one CPHQ-certified quality professional prepared to train others and execute a value-driven quality program. NCHF will report program outcomes after analysis of the pilot cohort is complete.



                        Shakeerah McCoy, MSN, RN, PCCN                Joan Wynn, PhD, RN, CPHQ

                                       Director, Rural Health Innovation                                                     Lead Program Faculty

                                           NC Healthcare Foundation




Educational CEU Opportunities-Webinar

GAHQ Presents

June 17, 2021

11:30 am to 12:30 pm EST

Register HERE

***There will be no CPHQ hours offered for this webinar****



ORAHQ Presents

Weds June 30, 2021

3 pm to 4:30 pm EST

Register HERE


Membership Numbers

***NCAHQ members now have a membership number*** Your number will be available on your profile and your membership card. To access your printable membership card. After logging in, go to your name at the top right corner of the page and click on the drop down > select membership card > print your card.****Please use this membership number when registering for webinars from AzAHQ and OrAHQ. 


**Now is a great time to join or make sure to renew your membership**

Annual Membership-$75

Student Membership-$45

Retired/Emeritus Status-$45