Diana Jolles Named to 2021 National Quality Forum Leadership Consortium


Last week, the National Quality Forum announced its 2021 Leadership Consortium roster, welcoming leading healthcare experts from 31 member organizations to shape its 2022 priorities. Diana R. Jolles, PhD, CNM was selected to represent the American College of Nurse-Midwives on the consortium.

ACNM is an organizational member of the National Quality Forum (NQF), a non-profit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that works to catalyze improvements in healthcare. NQF’s Leadership Consortium provides strategic guidance that informs the direction of current and future NQF programs and is committed to influencing meaningful and lasting change on the nation’s highest priority healthcare issues.

The NQF Leadership Consortium brings a diverse range of perspectives from NQF’s membership to the table, including patient partners, clinicians, health plans, and quality improvement experts, and others. These experts and thought leaders leverage their collective expertise to identify actionable strategies and national policy levers to drive change for individuals and their families. Leadership Consortium participants are committed to influencing meaningful and lasting change on our nation’s highest priority and most complex healthcare issues across the continuum of care through strategic guidance on practical, action-oriented initiatives.

Diana R. Jolles began as a National Health Service Corp Scholar in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas at Holy Family Services Birth Center. There, she was mentored in public health innovation, appropriate use, quality measurement and implementation science. Jolles is recognized as a national leader, largely for her development of the Denver Health Medical Center inpatient midwifery service and her directorship of the Family Health and Birth Center in Washington, DC. As faculty for Frontier Nursing University, Jolles teaches innovation, quality improvement, and healthcare finance. As a scholar, her research includes evaluation of unwarranted variation in NQF-endorsed quality measures within populations of Medicaid beneficiaries. Jolles works at El Rio Community Health Center in Tucson, Arizona, where she attends families at El Rio’s Birth and Women’s Health Center and Tucson Medical Center.

Congratulations to Diana!