Ms. Skolnik is one of seven new council members joining the NAC (http://www.ahrq.gov/
The American Health Quality Association (AHQA), which represents Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) working to advance the quality of health care across the nation, nominated Ms. Skolnik. According to AHQA Executive Director Todd Ketch, “Ms. Skolnik is a true advocate for patients and families and will undoubtedly bring her passion and patient perspective to the Council.”
Ms. Skolnik is an advocate for shared decision-making, informed consent as a continual process, and dignity and respect as the basis for patient/provider relationships. Through CPS, she provides training for consumers and continuing education for healthcare professionals. “I hope that my participation on the Council can help shift the needs of patients and families to Priority One as improvements to clinical healthcare are considered at AHRQ,” Ms. Skolnik shared, deeply honored to accept the nomination.
About Citizens for Patient Safety (CPS)
Patty and David Skolnik made a promise to their son Michael when he passed away to leave healthcare better than he found it. CPS is that promise in action. www.citizensforpatientsafety.org @SkolnikPatty (https://twitter.com/
About Ability Connection Colorado (ACCO)
Founded in 1946, Ability Connection Colorado (formerly known as CP of Colorado) is a nonprofit organization serving 40,000 people with disabilities and challenges annually through innovative and inclusive programs in education, employment and family support. www.abilityconnectioncolorado.org @AbilityColorado (http://twitter.com/