AHQA Advocacy

Direct ActionAllied PartnersCoalition BuildingPublic Engagement

Advocacy and government relations are a vital part of AHQA’s activities and in advancing the Quality Improvement agenda. AHQA works with its membership, government officials, and outside groups to improve quality measures, regulations, and standards in regards to Medicare. We also advocate and represent the interests of our members to Congress, the administration, and the general public.

We focus our advocacy efforts to support and align with the aims of the QIO Program:

  • Transforming health care delivery
  • Empowering patients for better health and health care
  • Ensuring quality and integrity in health care
  • Making health IT work for patients and providers

To accomplish these goals, AHQA works in collaboration with allied partners, through coalitions, through public engagement, and via direct action.


Direct Action

In addition to working with our partners, AHQA also works directly with officials on Capitol Hill and in the administration to advance our advocacy agenda. These actions include preparing press releases, holding meetings with Congressional and administrative representatives, and submitting comments on relevant proposed regulations on behalf of our members.



Allied Partners

AHQA works closely with many industry allies to support and advance quality improvement initiatives and the organization’s advocacy agenda. AHQA actively seeks out and aligns itself with partners working towards the same goals in an effort to improve visibility, reduce duplication of effort, and improve efficiencies.

Current allied partners include:



Coalition Building

AHQA is actively engaged in several coalitions that advocate on issues or topics that are important to the Quality Improvement agenda. Through coalitions, we are able to amplify and enhance the credibility of our message and identify new opportunities for collaboration, while strengthening our relationships with other trade associations, non-profits, and advocacy organizations.

AHQA is currently involved in the following coalitions:



Public Engagement

Public dissemination of the incredible value and work of the QIO program is a critical step towards building broader public support for the program and its objectives. AHQA works to raise awareness about and promote the immense successes of the program across the Federal government, on Capitol Hill, among allied partners, and with the general public. 

Click here to see the 2016 QIO Program Progress Report.