NASPGHAN Strategic Plan

Last September 2010, the NASPGHAN Executive Council held a Strategic Retreat to review accomplishments of the previous Strategic Plan and to generate new goals and concrete objectives, which were based on a needs assessment survey of the members sent out in the summer of 2010. The first task was to review and agree upon the mission statement which was revised as follows:

The mission of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is to improve quality of care and health outcomes for children with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. This will be accomplished by supporting research that advances our understanding of these disorders, fostering the translation and dissemination of this knowledge into practice through scientific meetings, professional and public education, and policy development, and by serving as an effective voice for children, their families, our membership, and the profession.

In January 2011, the Executive Council reviewed the Strategic Plan from September 2010 and generated a list of priorities that we believed could be realized in the next 3 years. The Executive Council is pleased to distribute both the Strategic Plan and this brief summary of the revised objectives to the entire NASPGHAN membership and welcomes comments and suggestions.

An overarching goal statement was developed for each set of objectives related to the four priority areas: research, quality clinical care, advocacy, and education/training. Goals were established for each of these strategic domains.