The National Association for Behavioral Healthcare (NABH) was approved in 2010 as a member of the National Quality Forum (NQF) and serves on the Provider Council.

NQF-endorsed standards are the primary standards used to measure and report on the quality and efficiency of health care in the U.S., and the organization is recognized as a major force driving continuous improvement of healthcare quality.

NABH has worked with NQF through the approval process for the Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS) core measures and will continue to work with NQF on future measure development. Membership allows NABH to have a more active role in identifying measurement priorities and representing the needs of behavioral healthcare organizations within the NQF process.