National Partners and National Affiliation
LeadingAge Ohio is proud to be the state partner and state affiliate of leading national organizations which provide our membership with an opportunity to extend our experience and expertise beyond our state borders, have a strong voice in shaping federal public policy, and participate in effective national networks.
Our national partner, LeadingAge, is an association of 6,000 not for profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. Together, we advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age.
|The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.|
|The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is a nonprofit organization that represents the nation's 33,000 home care and hospice organizations. NAHC also advocates for the more than two million nurses, therapists, aides and other caregivers employed by such organizations to provide in-home services to some 12 million Americans each year who are infirm, chronically ill, and disabled. Along with its advocacy, NAHC provides information to help its members maintain the highest quality of care and is committed to excellence in every respect.|
|National Quality Forum (NQF) is committed to helping our nation achieve better and affordable care, and improving the overall health of Americans. NQF-endorsed measures are considered the gold standard for healthcare measurement in the United States. Expert committees that are comprised of various stakeholders, including patients, providers, and payers, evaluate measures for NQF endorsement. The federal government and many private sector entities use NQF-endorsed measures above all others because of the rigor and consensus process behind them. Nearly all NQF-endorsed measures are in use.|