Welcome to the Florida Association of Healthcare Quality (FAHQ). The Association was founded in 1980 as the Florida Association for Quality Assurance Professionals and in 1991 the name was changed to FAHQ. The mission over the years has been to remain committed to developing, supporting and promoting professional expertise in healthcare quality.
As the new President for FAHQ, I want to wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year while we embark upon another year of completing our mission. I also want to recognize and thank the 2017 Board and team members for their excellent work last year. This year will also be an exciting year as our teams are currently planning for an association rebranding and new website development. More to come on these activities. Additionally, our conference planning team is in the process of putting together a great educational agenda with some exciting speakers and topics for our May conference.
FAHQ is a volunteer-led and managed association and as such, we promote learning and professional development from each other. “None of us is smarter than all of us”, and as an association for the people by the people I want to encourage all to participate in our teams, seek your involvement and suggestions in activities, and give us feedback on how we can do better. Attracting new members from other settings of care not presently represented should be a priority so we can understand their perspectives and improve networking opportunities for our members. I hope to see you all at the annual conference in May.
Brian Collins, FAHQ President