Welcome to the Texas Association for Healthcare Quality Website!
Dear TAHQ Members and Friends,
2015 is flying by and TAHQ is busy fulfilling our mission to promote excellence and professionalism in healthcare through educational opportunities that foster the advancement of theory, policy, and practices of quality. We look to you, members and friends to assist us in these endeavors as we direct our efforts toward opportunities for collaborations across the state with like-minded individuals and organizations. Healthcare is continuously changing and the field of quality sciences continues to develop and encompass large aspects of healthcare within varied service delivery models in both acute care and community systems of care. You are the experts in this field and if you are not already a member, I personally invite you to take a closer look at TAHQ and to join in our endeavors.
We have a dedicated multidisciplinary Board of professionals committed to delivering value to our members/partners and to be recognized as a lead organization and resource for health care quality. TAHQ activities include the Annual Fall Conference, CPHQ Review Courses, Monthly Educational Webinars, Mentorship, and partnerships with groups in related disciplines that allow members to participate in their offerings at member-rates. A benchmark attained in 2014 is that TAHQ is a recognized provider for nursing continuing education credits. So for nearly all educational activities, we seek and usually attain continuous education credit through Texas Nurses Association (TNA) and the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ). Another advantage to membership is the ability to receive the weekly email Blasts that provides updates from the state and national levels on issues that influence healthcare and quality initiatives.
We remain a partner with the Texas Team for Advancing Health through Nursing. This coalition is responsible for preparing the Texas response to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) 2010 Report on the Future of Nursing. The Texas Team aims to improve healthcare through advancing nursing education, promoting inter-professional collaboration, and securing nursing's role as true leaders guiding the future of healthcare delivery.
If you are already a member of one of our five geographically dispersed Local Associations, know that we are likewise committed to giving our local associations a strong voice in TAHQ, serving their needs, and to partnering with them to better meet the needs of Texas quality professionals.
TAHQ has an exciting and challenging agenda for 2015. I personally invite you to become an active and fully engaged TAHQ member. Bring your insights, energy and expertise to the table! You may contact me at email@example.com or our Executive Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carson Easley, MS, RN