The Consortium for Training in Healthcare Quality (CTHQ) delivers innovative education, training and evaluation focused on quality improvement, patient safety, and health services research. Its location at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center campus and affiliation with Baylor College of Medicine allows for ample resources and content experts to deliver outstanding research and quality scholarship, interprofessional education, and curriculum design, development, and delivery.
The CTHQ partners with institutions locally and nationwide to deliver a wide variety of services including:
- Fellowship recruitment
- Curriculum delivery and enhancement
- Mentoring in research and scholarly activities
- Program evaluation
- Post-training placement for fellows and trainees
The CTHQ is a part of Houston Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety (IQuESt), the largest center for health services and quality research in the Southwest. The leadership, faculty and staff of CTHQ are drawn from quality and patient safety scholarship programs and research centers located at IQuESt. The CTHQ leadership direct or co-direct several training programs including federally-funded postdoctoral fellowships for clinicians and non-clinical Ph.D. fellows.