Quality Strategies

The Quality Management Committee (QMC) recognized the need of paralleling its efforts with major players in the National Quality arena to educate and empower its membership to be healthcare quality leaders in all delivery and payment models. The below are recommendations for quality strategies:

  • It is imperative for RDNs to grow, enhance and expand their knowledge base, be a part of the quality team and quality initiatives.
  • RDNs need to be inclusive, opportunistic and visible. RDNs are not aware of the changes in regulation and quality improvement tools.
  • The Academy needs to raise the bar and create awareness on quality improvement tools, policies and regulations that are driving the changes in quality environment in the nutrition and dietetics profession.
  • The Academy needs to develop quality measures in order to recognize that missed opportunities or lack of national quality measures for food, nutrition and dietetics will affect the profession in terms of job security, return on investment and viability of the organization.

Videos and Additional Resources

Careers in Quality

"Careers in Quality" highlights RDNs working in quality sectors and the education, skills, and training that may be needed to assume responsibilities and be successful in a career that focuses on Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI).

Learning Modules

Quality Strategies Learning Modules are designed to educate practitioners on quality strategy trends. A two-part series provide an overview on the National Quality Strategy (NQS) and discuss the NQS impact on RDNs and NDTRs. View both modules, complete the Critical Thinking Skills form and successfully pass a short quiz to receive 1 CPEU credit. 

Module I: Overview of Quality Strategies in Healthcare

Module II: Impact of Quality Strategies on RDNs and NDTRs

Quality Strategy Poster Presentations

The efforts of the Quality Strategies taskforce and workgroup have been showcased at the Academy's Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo through a variety of abstracts and poster presentations over the last several years.

Quality Strategies Infographic

The Quality Strategies Infographic highlights the Academy's current Quality Strategies resources and provides key information on learning and implementing quality strategies, initiatives and improvement.

Quality Strategy and Health Equity Guide

The National Quality Strategy and Health Equity Guide showcases major areas of national quality strategy, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Quality Action Plan and Social Determinants of Health tools and resources. The guide also features a plethora of opportunities for RDN and NDTR involvement.

Quality Strategies Practice Tips

Practice tips aid in conducting quality improvement project and initiatives. These tips provide a comprehensive step-by-step guide for RDNs and NDTRs to implement quality improvement and change management in practice settings. Each tip reviews quality management tools and showcases real-world case studies in the form of 'Quickinars' or 30-minute recorded virtual huddles. Also access the Quality-Focused Practice Tips Highlights.

Quality Resource Collection

The collection indexes over 100 resources. RDN quality leaders identified and classified the resources for quality improvement in nutrition and dietetics practice. Ideas are included to assist educators and preceptors with student/intern competencies.

Quality Strategy QIP Examples

The Academy's Quality Strategies Workgroup has shared some examples of quality and process improvement projects. These abstracts support the efforts of encouraging RDNs to conduct quality improvement projects at their organizations.

  • Quality Leader Alliance

    The Quality Leader Alliance is a cohort of individuals who perform an exceptional level of quality management activities in their practice setting within the nutrition and dietetics profession.