CTHQ is part of the Houston Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety located at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center campus and affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.
IQuESt has an abundance of physical space, technological equipment, telecommunications and computer support, and material resources available to support the needs of a variety of healthcare quality training programs. Moreover, IQuESt is the largest center for health services and quality research in the Southwest and houses nearly 200 staff, faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and trainees in a 36,000-square-foot facility.
An ideal setting for training and mentorship in healthcare quality, IQuESt offers an enriching environment of diverse, productive, and well-connected faculty investigators with years of research experience and expertise managing interprofessional training programs and postdoctoral fellowships.
The leadership, faculty and staff of CTHQ are drawn from quality and patient safety scholarship programs and research centers located at IQuESt. These are primarily the:
- Houston VA Health Services Research & Development Center of Innovation
- Section of Health Services Research at Baylor College of Medicine
- South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center
- VA Patient Safety Center of Inquiry
CTHQ guides recruitment, curriculum delivery and enhancement, mentoring in research and scholarly activities, program evaluation, and post-training placement for all fellows and trainees in residence at IQuESt.