The Long-Term Quality Alliance, which was formally introduced on 5 January 2010, is dedicated to improving the quality of long-term services and supports.

As reported in McKnights Long Term Care News, the alliance will focus on improving the quality of the experience of consumers and family caregivers in both nursing home and home healthcare settings.  The alliance’s key priorities will include identifying promising performance and quality measures; recommending ways to implement those measures in clinical and community settings; proposing ways to reinforce current quality initiatives; and achieving improvements through pilot programs, demonstration projects and other efforts. It will focus initially on two issues: improving care transitions and reducing unnecessary hospitalizations.

IAHSA President Larry Minnix serves on the Alliance Board of Directors.