National Breast Cancer Coalition

Quality Care Project LEAD®

Creating Systems Change to Improve the Quality of Care

Quality Care Project LEAD® is a four-day course that teaches breast cancer advocates how to improve the quality of health care for everyone through systems change. This course, part of NBCC’s Quality Care Initiative, builds upon our vision of quality care to provide advocates the tools to identify opportunities and develop strategies for improving the quality of health care in their communities.

At Quality Care Project LEAD®, participants will:

  • Become familiar with the science, language and concepts used in the quality care field;
  • Learn the types, levels, and sources of evidence used in breast cancer care, and where the gaps in evidence are;
  • Understand the design and methodology of health services research used in measuring what matters in quality care;
  • Explore the US health care system structure and advocates’ role in systems change; and
  • Hear about NBCC's vision of quality care and acquire tools to achieve it.

    Graduates of Quality Care Project LEAD® will help shape the national dialogue on quality care issues. They will represent NBCC on state, local, and national advisory committees and technical panels focused on such topics as quality measurement and clinical guidelines. As we continue to work with key stakeholders in the health care system on our public policy priority, Guaranteed Access to Quality Health Care for All, trained advocates will help implement health care reform legislation nationally and locally and ensure that these efforts adhere to our quality care principles.

    Quality Care Project LEAD® is offered once every other year.

    Upcoming Courses:

    The next Quality Care Project LEAD® is scheduled for 2014.