Mission Overview

AzAHQ has served quality management professionals in Arizona for over 40 years. Our vision is to be recognized by the Arizona healthcare community as a leader in advancing healthcare quality. Our mission is to serve as a resource to advance healthcare quality within Arizona through leadership, education and communication. We value professional growth through education, leadership, customer service, teamwork, and integrity.

The Association for Healthcare Quality of Arizona, Inc


Healthcare Quality Association Webinar Partnerships! 

AzAHQ is proud to share that the webinar partnership continues to grow! Beginning 2021, the Georgia Association for Healthcare Quality becomes the 5th association to participate.  All five participating associations are offering webinars free to active members of any participating association. This means that AzAHQ members will have the opportunity to attend up to 5 webinars per quarter (one hosted by each participating association) at no additional cost. 


We are excited to continue our efforts to share knowledge across the continuum of care throughout Arizona and we're thrilled to have partners who share a passion for such mission-driven work! Check back soon for announcements on future partnership webinar dates. 











AzAHQ Presents 

                   Best Practices for Improving Behavioral Health Quality of Care and Access Through Telehealth

                   Friday, Mar 12, 2021                        FLYER               12:00am – 1:00pm Phx     


Program Fee: FREE for active AzAHQ, OrAHQ, MAHQ, NCAHQ & GAHQ Members      $15 for Non-Members

              REGISTER BY Monday MARCH 11, 1700 (5pm) 


Registration Process for Active Members:  Tips for registering are here.              Register here



1.To review best practices and models for deploying telehealth.

2.To gain insights from lessons learned implementing telehealth within a county safety-net system

3.To deep dive into lessons learned when using telehealth for behavioral health services.



1.Robert Hess III, MPH, PMP, CPHQ, SSBB, Chief Executive Officer, Hess III Consulting, LLC

2.Vicki Staples, MeD, CPRP, Director of Outpatient Behavioral Health Services, Valleywise Health

3.Anthony Dunnigan, MD, MBI, FAMIA; VP and Chief Medical Information Officer of Valleywise Health


CEU CREDITS:  Approval requested for 1.0 CE hour      

GAHQ Presents

                   Developing Caregiver Resiliency to Enhance Patient Safety

                   Thursday, Mar 25, 2021                        FLYER           11:00am – 12:00pm CDT        


Program Fee: FREE for active AzAHQ, OrAHQ, MAHQ, NCAHQ & GAHQ Members      $15 for Non-Members

              REGISTER BY Wednesday MARCH 24th


Registration Process for Active Members:         Register here



1. Identify the three symptoms of burnout

2. Define resilience

3. Describe how clinician burnout impacts patient safety

4. List two categories of personal resources to enhance individual resiliency

5. Describe a leader’s role in fostering resiliency among staff members


Presenter     Beth Guyton, CPHQ, President, Interactive Quality, LLC 


Additional education opportunities

The Ohio Association Healthcare Quality requested AzAHQ share information about their upcoming, two-day virtual conference.  If interested, more information is available here.  Continuing education credit is available.

The California Association for Healthcare Quality









Click here for more information and registration

The National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) is leading the way for the profession, and NAHQ NEXT is a significant part of this endeavor. We encourage you to contribute by submitting an abstract to present a 15-minute on-demand session or poster.  

NAHQ NEXT 2021, taking place September 13-15, 2021, is the leading conference for healthcare quality professionals and will be hosted in a virtual-only format. This is your chance to be recognized as an expert in the field and to showcase the impact that the industry-standard competencies have made in your organization.  

Please read the full call for abstracts, reach out with any questions and complete your submission by Monday, March 8.  

Thank you for your dedication to NAHQ and the profession. 


Page Updated 03-02-2021