The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is a proud member of the National Quality Forum (NQF). AANA's representation of CRNAs in the national quality arena helps ensure the level of care that CRNAs provide to patients is reflected in quality initiatives and performance measures.
Current NQF calls for nomination are listed below. Select the project link to view more information about the project scope, expertise preferred, and time commitment required. Please ensure that you will be able to devote the required time to the project. Although AANA may put forth nominations, if a CRNA is seated, they are seated as an individual, not a representative of the organization. If you are unable to attend a meeting or call, NQF will not allow substitutions.
Any CRNA interested in potentially being nominated for an NQF steering committee, technical expert panel, or advisory panel should provide the following information to the AANA's Professional Practice Division at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To submit your interest in a specific NQF project, provide the following information:
- A copy of your CV (maximum of 20 pages)
- A completed nomination form, which includes:
- A brief statement of interest
- A brief description of nominee expertise highlighting experience relevant to the topic area
- A short biography (100 word limit)
- Review NQF's Conflict of Interest Policy. A Disclosure of Interest form will be requested from the NQF Committee Management office once a nomination is submitted.
- 2-3 paragraphs written in the 3rd person specifically addressing your performance measurement and other relevant experience as it relates to the project. (This information will be inserted into a nomination letter, if you are chosen to be nominated by AANA).
NQF Calls for Nominations
- Measure Applications Partnership
The Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) is a public-private partnership that reviews performance measures for potential use in federal public reporting and performance-based payment programs, while working to align measures being used in public- and private-sector programs. MAP is the first group of its kind to provide upstream, pre-rulemaking input to the federal government on the selection of measures.
- Documents due to AANA by March 3
- Behavioral Health Measures
This multi-phase project seeks to endorse measures for improving the delivery of behavioral health services, achieving better behavioral health outcomes, and improving the behavioral health of the U.S. population, especially those with mental illness and substance abuse.
- Documents due to AANA by May 19