Students for Quality Health Care

Mission

Students for Quality Health Care (SQHC) is a student organization at the Boston University School of Public Health with an interest in understanding the role of quality control and improvement in health care.  SQHC explores the latest issues associated with quality in the U.S. health care delivery system at the federal and local level.  We strive to raise awareness through activism, hosting educational speaker series, and participating in conferences and competitions pertaining to relevant health policy issues.  SQHC seeks to provide opportunities to gain hands-on experience with quality improvement projects and facilitate exposure to local research initiatives and practicum opportunities.

SQHC is also the Boston University School of Public Health chapter of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and seeks to connect the School of Public Health to the BU Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) chapter which is similarly involved in health care quality projects.  We participate in IHI training and certification as well as collaborate with other IHI Open School Chapters in the northeast region.

Values

Advocacy – We believe that health care is a right, not just a privilege
Quality Improvement – We establish a commitment to learning through IHI’s training and certification in quality improvement and engage with other IHI Open School Chapters
Education – We believe that improving quality in health care requires increasing both knowledge and awareness.  Through the Speaker Series, SQHC aims to educate patients, providers, and advocates on current issues, policies, and controversies in health care.

Executive Committee

President: Elia Cole

Contact Us

For more information on SQHC or to get involved, feel free to contact us at sqhc@bu.edu

You can also follow us on Facebook – BUSPH Students for Quality Health Care