Message from the President: NAACCR’s Strategic Initiatives


President Wendy Aldinger shares her thoughts on this fall’s most important strategic initiatives.

I know November is a busy month for most as we prepare our files for submission. But hopefully, you are taking time to enjoy the beautiful fall weather.

As you can see, Tyler Scott, Monica Thornton and the rest of the NAACCR staff have been busy working on the new Narrative. The more modern design and functionality are intended to improve communications. Please take a moment to subscribe and peruse the site!

The NAACCR Board is busy with two big projects. Read on to learn more about what we’ve been up to. 

Strategic Priorities

In 2022, the Board met with Steering Committee Chairs and the staff of NAACCR to identify important strategic initiatives and projects that would lead NAACCR into the future. After many meetings and discussions, the following strategic project-focused and capacity development priorities were approved:

  • Minimal Dataset/Partial Records
  • Certification
  • Improving Race and Ethnicity Reporting
  • Informatics
  • Communication
  • Volunteer Recruitment and Retention
  • Expanded Training
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Policy and Advocacy

The Board is now taking action! The Strategic Management Plan Workgroup has been working with the Steering Committees to develop the 2024-2027 Strategic Plan. The Steering Committees’ goals and objectives will fall in line with the strategic priorities. The Minimum Dataset Task Force submitted a recommendation to the board. A Certification Task Force has been established. This new Narrative is the first step in improving communication. More updates on the priorities will be provided through the Narrative as things move along.

Hiring a New Executive Director

The second project is overseeing the transition process for hiring a new Executive Director. A Transition Team has been established. The team will be responsible for recruiting, interviewing, and hiring the new Executive Director. The first step is to update the job description. The team will be meeting with key stakeholders, NAACCR staff and the NAACCR Board to identify the necessary qualities, values, and qualifications. Transition updates will also be provided through Narrative.

As you can see there is a lot happening. To meet our goals, help is needed. The Steering Committees, Work Groups and Task Forces can all use volunteer participation. If there is a topic you are interested in, please reach out the chairs. 

If you ever have any thoughts or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected].

The Steering Committees, Work Groups and Task Forces can all use volunteer participation. For more information on the groups, please review the Committee Directory.

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